The Virtual Robots Competition aims to be the meeting point
between researchers involved in the Agents Competition and those active
in the Robocup Rescue League.
It is based on USARSim, a high fidelity simulator based on the UnrealTournament game engine (that has to be separately bought). Within USARSim users can simulate multiple agents whose capabilities closely mirror those of real robots. USARSim currently features wheeled, tracked and legged robots, as well as a wide range of sensors and actuators. Moreover, users can easily develop models of new robotic platforms, sensors and test environments. Validation experiments have shown close correlation between results obtained within USARSim and the corresponding real robots. Several research groups are using USARSim to develop control algorithms that are seamlessly migrated to fieldable systems.
The Virtual Robots Competition was held for the first time in 2006 and saw the participation of 8 teams from 4 continents. We welcome new partcipants for the future. Stay tuned on the wiki to find out more about future and past competitions, including the sourcecode of the 2006 winners. You may also subscribe to the Virtual Robots mailing list to be informed about it.