[SR] 2004 Announcement of 2004 leagues has been linked from the above buttons.
[S] Feb. 7, 2003 Developpers manual of agents of simulation is written by Morimoto. Visit the web page.
[SR] January, 2003 Call for Teams of 2003 Rescue Simulation League and 2003 Rescue Robot League has been started. Visit the corresponding pages and RoboCup 2003 web page for information in detail.
[SR] January, 2003 Call for teams for 2003 Japan Open has been started. Visit the corresponding pages from the above buttons, and Japan Open 2003 page for information in detail.
Here is a record of old news.
Disaster rescue is one of the most serious
social issue which involves very large numbers
of heterogeneous agents in the hostile environment.
The intention of the RoboCupRescue project
is to promote research and development in
this socially significant domain at various
levels involving multi-agent team work coordination,
physical robotic agents for search and rescue,
information infrastructures, personal digital
assistants, a standard simulator and decision
support systems, evaluation benchmarks for
rescue strategies and robotic systems that
are all integrated into a comprehensive systems
Built upon the success of RoboCup Soccer project, we will provide forums of technical discussions and competitive evaluations for researchers and practitioners.
Two projects and leagues, Simulation Project, Robotics and Infrastructure Project, Simulation League and Robot League, are concurrently proceeding at present. Integration of these activities creates digitally-empowered international rescue brigades in the future.
RoboCupRescue Simulation League as a competition
is an international evaluation conference
for RoboCupRescue Simulation Project research.
The first competition is held in 2001 Seattle RoboCup World Cup. In this year, the version 0 simulator of RoboCupRescue Simulation Project will be used. Rule, evaluation, award, etc. is being discussed, and will be announced on January, 2001 for call for participants. The detail is announced on the RoboCupRescue web page and on the mailing list. The participation is open to everyone worldwide as the other RoboCup competitions.
Physical Rescue Robot Contest starts in 2001. In this year, the AAAI USAR standard destroyed building is used for the arena. The detail will be announced in the web page.
RoboCupRescue Robotics and Infrastructure Project is planned to launch. It studies future standard of robotic infrastructure including robots, intelligent town, etc. for human welfare. RoboCupRescue Robot League is a test bed of the technology developed in this project.
RoboCupRescue Simulation League and RoboCupRescue Robot League will start at the RoboCup World Cup 2001 in Seattle. The detail will be announced in the web page. The program codes of participating agents should be open after the competition.
RoboCup International Symposium calls for papers in the RoboCupRescue domain. Research and investigation concerning rescue simulation and robots are welcome.
Preliminary competition for the RoboCup World Cup 2001 will be held in Osaka as a part of RoboFesta Kansai 2001. Participants are welcome to test their agent behaviors in the real simulation environment as a competition just the same as the RoboCup World Cup 2001. This festival is internationally open to everyone who would like to check their performance beforehand. The secret of participants' program code is guaranteed by the organizer.
The first competition of RoboCupRescue will be held in Japan Open 2001. This is internationally open although this is a domestic competition in Japan. The rule, etc. will be basically the same as the RoboCup World Cup 2001, but the World Cup should include small improvement according to the result of the Japan Open. The program codes of participating agents should be open after the competition. The detail will be announced on the web page.