Old News of RoboCupRescue

July 28, 2002
Rescue Simulation League 2003 web page is open at http://sakura.meijo-u.ac.jp/ttakaHP/kiyosu/robocup/Rescue/2003/f2003.html.

July 19, 2002
A humanitarian robot competition 'robodeminer 2002' is scheduled at Amirkabir University of Technology, Iran on 19-21 August 2002.

June 23, 2002
RoboCup 2002 was held in the Fukuoka Dome Stadium.  Rescue Simulation League and Rescue Robot League made great success having 18 teams worldwide and 117,000 audiences.  The award winners are the following.

<Award of Rescue Simulation League>
1st position:
 Arian (Sharif University, Iran)
2nd position:
 YowAI2002 (The University of Electro-Communications, Japan)
3rd position:
 NITrescue02 (Nagoya Institute of Technology, Japan)
RoboCup Rescue Simulation League SICE International Award:
  Takeshi Morimoto, Tetsuhiko Koto (YabAI Team, The University of Electro-Communications, Japan)
  for their contribution in development of RoboCupRescue simulation environment.

<Award of Rescue Robot League>
1st position:
  KAVOSH (Javan Robotics Club, Iran)
2nd position:
  MARR (Tokyo Institute of Technology, Japan)
3rd position:
  No one was suitable for the requirements.
RoboCupRescue Robot League SICE International Award:
 No one was suitable for the requirements.
Best Design Award:
  - Sharif Rescue Robot (Sharif University, Iran)
     for good mechanical design.
  - UVS-IV (Kobe University, Japan)
     for good human interface.

June 14, 2002
RoboCupRescue package 0.40 was released.  Visit the download page.

June 10, 2002
New Kuwata logviewer is released.  Visit the download page.

June 7, 2002
Morimoto made a new viewer.  Visit the download page and try it.

June 4, 2002
A bug-fix version (ver 0.21) of traffic sumulator is released.  Visit the download page.

May 25, 2002
A bug-fix version of CIty2 (Virtual City A) GIS data is released.  Visit the download page.

May 5, 2002
A bug-fix version (1.5.2b) of logViewer by Yoshitaka Kuwata is released.  Visit the download page.

May 1, 2002
RoboCup Poster PDF file (1.5MB) is on this web page.  Self-extracting file (1.1MB) for Windows is also available.  By a bug of Internet Explorer or something, you might not be able to open the PDF file directly from Internet Explorer.  In this case, you should download this file to your computer at first, then open it.

April 27, 2002
test2.txt of R_Civilians is modified (bug fix).  Visit the R_Civilian web page.

April 27, 2002
City data checker is available here.

April 27, 2002
Rules for 2002 (version.6) is available here.

Apri. 23, 2002
RoboCupRescue package version 0.39 (bug fix version) is released.  Visit the download web page.

April 11, 2002
FAQ and information for 2002 simulation competitions and maps are here.
FAQ about virtual city map is here.

April 9, 2002
RoboCupRescue version 0.38 package is released.  Visit the download web page.

April 4, 2002
Final version of traffic simulator ver. 0.20 for the RoboCup 2002 is released.  Visit the download web page.

April 1, 2002
Official registration for RoboCup2002 with payment is requested.  The web page is open on April 1- 15.  Please visit the registration page.

February 12, 2002
New traffic simulator ver. 0.12 is released.  This is a bug-fix.  Visit the download web page.

February 4, 2002
New civilian agent program was released by Kosuke Shinoda (but this is unstable, he says....).  The rule file specification was changed.  Visit the web page.

February 4, 2002
Acceleration data with which roads are blocked in the virtual city map is made by Prof. Tomoichi Takahashi.  Visit the web page.

January 22, 2002
New package 0.37 is released.  It includes traffic simulator 0.11 and R_Civilian 0.011.  Visit the download page.

January 21, 2002
New package 0.36 is released.
New traffic simulator 0.11 is released with a document.
Visit the download page.

January 16, 2002
Bug of the virtual city map on the road property are fixed.  Please download the new data.

January 16, 2002
Information of Rescue Robot League 2002 is available in the announce page of Rescue Robot League.

January 8, 2002
New package 0.35 is released.  Visit the download page.

December 31, 2001
New version softwares for 2002 Simulation League are proposed.  Final decision will be made according to the procedure written in 2002 Simulation League web page.

December 18, 2001
2002 Robot League calls for intention of participations now.  Sorry for this delay.  DUE DATE: January 15, 2001

December, 2001
2002 Simulation League calls for intention of participations.  Due DATE: December 15, 2001

October 13, 2001
Team description of RoboCup 2001 Seattle teams are open now in the competition report page.

September 23, 2001
2002 Simulation League web page and 2002 Robot League web page are open now.

August 4, 2001
RoboCup 2001 Seattle competition report (tentative).
The tentative results of RoboCup 2001 Seattle is shown here.

July 31, 2001
RoboFesta Kansai 2001 competition report.
The results of RoboFesta is announced here, including situation maps.  But log files, etc. will not be open to public.

June 21, 2001
Detail of RoboCupRescue 2001 World Competition schedule, games, and rule are announced here.

June 12, 2001
RoboCup 2001 World Competition schedule was announced.

April 28, 2001
Japan Open 2001 competition report.
Log files, disaster situation maps, simulator codes, and agent source codes of Japan Open competitors will be open soon.

April 16, 2001
The kernel, the GIS and the initial data were updated.
  http://ne.cs.uec.ac.jp/~koto/rescue/rescue-0_29alpha3-unix.tar.gz
  http://ne.cs.uec.ac.jp/~koto/rescue/rescue-0_29alpha3-data.tar.gz
The changes are:
- bug fix: The kernel informed ignition properties to agents.
- improvement point:
The GIS supports an initial position setting tool of agents. If there is gisini.txt which you made using an initial position setting tool with the directory which is same as node.bin, road.bin, building.bin, it arranges agents based on this text information. When there is not gisini.txt, it arranges agents in the same way conventionally.
The package contains the latest versions of various modules, but you should download the following individually.
- The official civilians from   http://robomec.cs.kobe-u.ac.jp/~nakanisi/
- The initial position setting tool from   http://www.cs.dis.titech.ac.jp/~hatayama/rcr/rcr_gis.html
- And, a great viewer from   http://homepage1.nifty.com/morecat/Rescue/Rescue.html

April 16, 2001
Edit tool of initial agent position, fire ignition points, etc. and new land acceleration maps were developed.

April 1, 2001
Rule 2001 was revised.

March 20, 2001
Japan Open schedule was announced.

March 19, 2001
New version of logViewertraffic simulator, and fire simulator (Linux) were announced.

February 1, 2001
Final Rule and Evaluation of Simulation League for 2001 competitions was proposed.

December 31, 2000
Linux version of fire simulator was beta-released.  New land acceleration maps was made.  Visit the download page.

December 25, 2000
Tentative Rule and Evaluation of Simulation League was proposed.  Discussion is welcome on the mailing list.

November 28, 2000
RoboCup World Cup 2001 Simulation League Schedule is announced:

November 26, 2000
Call for participants of RoboCupRescueSimulation League of RoboCup World Cup 2001, RoboCup Japan Open 2001, and RoboFesta Kansai 2001 are posted on the web page.

October 2000, Japan
Tetsuhiko Koto succeeded in accepted by MITI's Unexplored Software Creation Program for developing RoboCupRescueDistributed Simulation Kernel.  The purpose of this program is to bring up super creaters in the field of computer software.