Rescue Simulation Project
RoboCupRescue Simulation Project is a new practical domain of RoboCup. Its main purpose is to provide emergency decision support by integration of disaster information, prediction, planning, and human interface.
A generic urban disaster simulation environment is constructed on network computers. Heterogeneous intelligent agents such as fire fighters, commanders, victims, volunteers, etc. conduct search and rescue activities in this virtual disaster world. Real-world interfaces such as helicopter image synchronizes the virtuality and the reality by sensing data. Mission-critical human interfaces such as PDA support disaster managers, disaster relief brigades, residents and volunteers to decide their action to minimize the disaster damage.
This problem involves advanced and interdisciplinary research themes. As AI/robotics research, for example, behavior strategy (e.g. multi-agent planning, realtime/anytime planning, heterogeneity of agents, robust planning, mixed-initiative planning) is a challenging problem. For disaster researchers, RoboCupRescue works as a standard basis in order to develop practical comprehensive simulators adding necessary disaster modules.
RoboCupRescue Simulation Project is an open resource of research results. Various people worldwide participate in this simulator for research, entertainment, training, or education via the Internet. A diverse spectrum of possibilities of this technology will contribute to the creation of the safer social system in the future.
Rescue Simulation LeagueIn 2004 the fourth competition will be organized as a part of Robocup 2004
Call For Participation Agent CompetitionTeams with intent for participating in 2004 should complete this form and send to firstname.lastname@example.org by January 15, 2004.
This year 20 teams will be selected for competition. The qualification material consists of:
Only pre-registered teams can submit qualification material. You can find the details here: http://robot.cmpe.boun.edu.tr/rescue2004/Qualification.html. Please note that the strict deadline for submissions is March 1, 2004.
Call For Participation Infrastructure CompetitionStarting this year a new competition category in the Robocup Rescue Simulation was established. Improvements in simulation components, such as disaster simulators, GIS, kernel, viewers, and civilian agents and so on, are essential in rescue simulations. This competition tests the performance of these components.
The awarded team will be requested to provide the component for the next year's competition. For this reason, teams should accept the open source policy before entering the competition.
Teams will present their tools in front of all teams during Robocup 2004. Ranking will be decided with votes from TC members and teams in both agent and infrastructure competitions.
Teams that want to participate in this competition must send the following material to League Chair until April 15, 2004.
Robocup 2004 Rescue Simulation League Organization Commitee
Robocup 2004 Rescue Simulation League