Welcome to the RoboCup Rescue Wiki
The trigger for the RoboCup Rescue project was the Great Hanshi-Awaji earthquake which hit Kobe City on the 17th of January 1995 causing more than 6500 casualties, destroying more than 80,000 wooden houses and directly or indirectly affecting more than 1 million people. The damage of all infrastructures was evaluated at more than 1 billion US dollars.
The intention of the RoboCup Rescue 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 in future.
This problem introduces researchers 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.
RoboCup Rescue Projects
RoboCup Rescue features real robot as well as simulation based competitions.
Real Rescue Robot
The challenges for robots in the Rescue Robot League range from mechatronics for advanced locomotion over perception and planning up to providing full autonomy. The robots are evaluated in special test settings, the NIST rescue arenas (see also http://robotarenas.nist.gov/competitions.htm).
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.
The RoboCupRescue Simulation Project is divided into two main strands which are each driven by RoboCup competitions.
If you wish to contribute, please email firstname.lastname@example.org to get login access to be able to edit pages.
RoboCup World Championships
The RoboCup World Championships are every year organized on a different continent. In 2009 the RoboCup takes place in Graz, Austria. In 2008 the RoboCup has taking place in Suzhou, China. Before, there was a RoboCup Rescue at Atlanta 2007. On this wiki, you can find more information about the three competitions of the Rescue League and the InterLeague Challenge: