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[robotics-worldwide] [news] RoboCup 2018 Virtual Robot Competition - Call for Participation

reyhanehpahlevan
Dear All,

Please note the call for participation below. As the competition will be
held a month sooner this year, please be careful about the dates.

We hope to see you all in Canada!

Best,
Reyhaneh

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(Please apologize for multiple postings.)

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Call for Participation

        RoboCup 2018 Virtual Robot Competition

       JUNE 16 - JUNE 22, 2018 (Montreal, Canada)
          https://urldefense.proofpoint.com/v2/url?u=http-3A__www.robocup2018.org_&d=DwICAg&c=clK7kQUTWtAVEOVIgvi0NU5BOUHhpN0H8p7CSfnc_gI&r=0w3solp5fswiyWF2RL6rSs8MCeFamFEPafDTOhgTfYI&m=WETuY7AkmZEZ5YfuEMC7vP3ungbampkR6VLbb17U5CY&s=FouLFflShvwk14939dcGb64kO-qH2jJOMVH4RPafO5k&e= [1]

We would like to invite all robot rescue teams to participate in the
2018 RoboCup Rescue Simulation League World Championship.

The Virtual Robot Competition has been largely renewed since 2016, both
in terms of the simulation environment, with the transition from an
Unreal-based environment to a ROS/Gazebo based environment, and in terms
of challenges and rules.

If you are interested to participate please take the time to
pre-register your team for the RoboCup 2018 Virtual Robot Competition as
soon as possible, so that we can inform you about the latest
developments.

(1) RoboCup Rescue Simulation League and Virtual Robot Competition
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The RoboCup Rescue Simulation League is a socially relevant part of
RoboCup event. 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
firefighters, commanders, victims, volunteers, etc. conduct search and
rescue activities in this virtual disaster world. Agents can sense their
environment and make decisions on the basis of the perceived data.
Mission-critical human interfaces support disaster managers, disaster
relief brigades, residents, and volunteers to decide their actions to
minimize the disaster damage.

Addressing this problem involves advanced and interdisciplinary research
themes. As AI/robotics research, for example, behavior strategy (e.g.,
multi-agent planning, real-time/anytime planning, heterogeneity of
agents, robust planning, mixed-initiative planning) is a challenging
problem. For disaster researchers, RoboCup Rescue works as a standard
basis in order to develop practical comprehensive simulators adding
necessary disaster modules.

Since 2016, the Virtual Robot Competition is based on ROS/Gazebo, an
advanced robot simulator in which users can simulate multiple agents
whose capabilities closely mirror those of real robots. ROS/Gazebo
currently features several ground and air robots, as well as a wide
range of sensors and actuators. Moreover, exploiting ROS, users can
easily develop their robot systems integrating standard modules.

For more information:
- RoboCup Rescue Simulation League:
https://urldefense.proofpoint.com/v2/url?u=http-3A__wiki.robocup.org_Rescue-5FSimulation-5FLeague&d=DwICAg&c=clK7kQUTWtAVEOVIgvi0NU5BOUHhpN0H8p7CSfnc_gI&r=0w3solp5fswiyWF2RL6rSs8MCeFamFEPafDTOhgTfYI&m=WETuY7AkmZEZ5YfuEMC7vP3ungbampkR6VLbb17U5CY&s=qKlsaDDouU8vzQRexhDkDq_4C9zo56dWWONHZqC4UkA&e= [2]
- Tutorials and links to repositories for the simulation environment:
https://urldefense.proofpoint.com/v2/url?u=https-3A__staff.fnwi.uva.nl_a.visser_activities_FutureOfRescue_&d=DwICAg&c=clK7kQUTWtAVEOVIgvi0NU5BOUHhpN0H8p7CSfnc_gI&r=0w3solp5fswiyWF2RL6rSs8MCeFamFEPafDTOhgTfYI&m=WETuY7AkmZEZ5YfuEMC7vP3ungbampkR6VLbb17U5CY&s=FWMdsav-xd1j9Jr_P0DTFO83AE_jfJw1P5tJWUWUiCI&e= [3]
- A demo: https://urldefense.proofpoint.com/v2/url?u=https-3A__github.com_m-2Dshimizu_RoboCup2017RVRL-5FDemo&d=DwICAg&c=clK7kQUTWtAVEOVIgvi0NU5BOUHhpN0H8p7CSfnc_gI&r=0w3solp5fswiyWF2RL6rSs8MCeFamFEPafDTOhgTfYI&m=WETuY7AkmZEZ5YfuEMC7vP3ungbampkR6VLbb17U5CY&s=4kqUhCV78o492jc5WBJ1ys9vNdh2KlVo8BU2WjdOW9Q&e= [4]
- Simulated worlds from previous competitions:
https://urldefense.proofpoint.com/v2/url?u=https-3A__github.com_m-2Dshimizu_RoboCup2016RVRL-5FFieldModels&d=DwICAg&c=clK7kQUTWtAVEOVIgvi0NU5BOUHhpN0H8p7CSfnc_gI&r=0w3solp5fswiyWF2RL6rSs8MCeFamFEPafDTOhgTfYI&m=WETuY7AkmZEZ5YfuEMC7vP3ungbampkR6VLbb17U5CY&s=vJ5rhnkFNWujB_dQMa338bv3ZAn7IQufZtEp4PazSug&e= [5]
- Document describing the transition to the new simulator:
https://urldefense.proofpoint.com/v2/url?u=http-3A__robocup.oss-2Dcn-2Dbeijing.aliyuncs.com_symposium-252FRoboCup-5FSymposium-5F2015-5Fsubmission-5F14.pdf&d=DwICAg&c=clK7kQUTWtAVEOVIgvi0NU5BOUHhpN0H8p7CSfnc_gI&r=0w3solp5fswiyWF2RL6rSs8MCeFamFEPafDTOhgTfYI&m=WETuY7AkmZEZ5YfuEMC7vP3ungbampkR6VLbb17U5CY&s=YtSEyxt_u0dMllQeIjMF9ZkN8JG977M90nJdCJhd1qM&e=
[6]

(2) Intention of participation
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If you are interested to participate in the competition, please send,
before January 15, 2018, an email to  [hidden email]
with as attachment the following form filled in:
https://urldefense.proofpoint.com/v2/url?u=http-3A__ce.sharif.edu_-7Ereyhanehpahlevan_Robocup_IntentVirtual2018.txt&d=DwICAg&c=clK7kQUTWtAVEOVIgvi0NU5BOUHhpN0H8p7CSfnc_gI&r=0w3solp5fswiyWF2RL6rSs8MCeFamFEPafDTOhgTfYI&m=WETuY7AkmZEZ5YfuEMC7vP3ungbampkR6VLbb17U5CY&s=wDUNvBREfLHHoKS8WXaJnRT2HtBC3pi0XEjw8Mlkjtg&e= [7]


(3) Qualification material
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Besides sending the intention of participation, please prepare before
March 15, 2018, a Team Description Paper describing the most innovative
contributions or scientific results your team is intended to provide.
The TDP is limited to 8 pages and must be formatted according to the
LNCS format:
https://urldefense.proofpoint.com/v2/url?u=http-3A__www.springer.com_gp_computer-2Dscience_lncs_conference-2Dproceedings-2Dguidelines&d=DwICAg&c=clK7kQUTWtAVEOVIgvi0NU5BOUHhpN0H8p7CSfnc_gI&r=0w3solp5fswiyWF2RL6rSs8MCeFamFEPafDTOhgTfYI&m=WETuY7AkmZEZ5YfuEMC7vP3ungbampkR6VLbb17U5CY&s=v239zaj0CNZ2MNhE56FmU7nhCaj2xlFGBBk9FrEdc-0&e=
[8]

The Team Description Paper is an overview of the methodologies you use
or intend to use to control your robots inside the Virtual Robot
Competition. If applicable, include a reference to your latest
publications.
The qualification material should be placed on a dedicated web page on
the team's home page.
Please include the link to the qualification material on the intention
of participation information.

(4) Deadlines
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- Deadline for intention of participation to Virtual Robot Competition:
January 15, 2018
- Deadline for qualification material Virtual Robot Competition: March
15, 2018
- Team qualification notification: March 30, 2018
- Early registration period: will be announced
-Team setup: June 16-17, 2018
-competition: June 16-22, 2018
-RoboCup symposium: June 22, 2018  

(5) Rules
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The rules for the RoboCup 2018 Virtual Robot Competition will be
published in due time at:
https://urldefense.proofpoint.com/v2/url?u=http-3A__wiki.robocup.org_Rescue-5FSimulation-5FLeague-23Rules&d=DwICAg&c=clK7kQUTWtAVEOVIgvi0NU5BOUHhpN0H8p7CSfnc_gI&r=0w3solp5fswiyWF2RL6rSs8MCeFamFEPafDTOhgTfYI&m=WETuY7AkmZEZ5YfuEMC7vP3ungbampkR6VLbb17U5CY&s=VV81crGb1-STBC-6KChe_GOa8xdRQClitzf-LJNtorc&e= [9]
With respect to rules adopted in 2017, we expect to list allowed sensors
and platforms and, possibly, to include a ROS node for realistically
simulating communication between robots.

We hope to see you all in Canada!

With kind regards,
Masaru Shimizu, Francesco Amigoni, Fatemeh Pahlevan Agahababa , Sanaz
Taleghani  and Amirreza kabiri(members of the 2018 RoboCup Rescue
Simulation Virtual Robot Competition Technical and Organization
Committees)
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Fatemeh Pahlevan Aghababa,

Intelligence System Laboratory,
Computer engineering department
Sharif University of Technology
Azadi Ave, Tehran, Iran
PO Box: 11365-11155

Voice: +98 912 516-9683
Email: [hidden email]
Web: https://urldefense.proofpoint.com/v2/url?u=http-3A__ce.sharif.edu_-7Ereyhanehpahlevan_&d=DwICAg&c=clK7kQUTWtAVEOVIgvi0NU5BOUHhpN0H8p7CSfnc_gI&r=0w3solp5fswiyWF2RL6rSs8MCeFamFEPafDTOhgTfYI&m=WETuY7AkmZEZ5YfuEMC7vP3ungbampkR6VLbb17U5CY&s=RqH6dES9m2nWypO28MGD6yfVbE6DCVNQWTY3KwN-TvQ&e= [10]
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Links:
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[1] https://urldefense.proofpoint.com/v2/url?u=http-3A__www.robocup2018.org_&d=DwICAg&c=clK7kQUTWtAVEOVIgvi0NU5BOUHhpN0H8p7CSfnc_gI&r=0w3solp5fswiyWF2RL6rSs8MCeFamFEPafDTOhgTfYI&m=WETuY7AkmZEZ5YfuEMC7vP3ungbampkR6VLbb17U5CY&s=FouLFflShvwk14939dcGb64kO-qH2jJOMVH4RPafO5k&e=
[2] https://urldefense.proofpoint.com/v2/url?u=http-3A__wiki.robocup.org_Rescue-5FSimulation-5FLeague&d=DwICAg&c=clK7kQUTWtAVEOVIgvi0NU5BOUHhpN0H8p7CSfnc_gI&r=0w3solp5fswiyWF2RL6rSs8MCeFamFEPafDTOhgTfYI&m=WETuY7AkmZEZ5YfuEMC7vP3ungbampkR6VLbb17U5CY&s=qKlsaDDouU8vzQRexhDkDq_4C9zo56dWWONHZqC4UkA&e=
[3] https://urldefense.proofpoint.com/v2/url?u=https-3A__staff.fnwi.uva.nl_a.visser_activities_FutureOfRescue_&d=DwICAg&c=clK7kQUTWtAVEOVIgvi0NU5BOUHhpN0H8p7CSfnc_gI&r=0w3solp5fswiyWF2RL6rSs8MCeFamFEPafDTOhgTfYI&m=WETuY7AkmZEZ5YfuEMC7vP3ungbampkR6VLbb17U5CY&s=FWMdsav-xd1j9Jr_P0DTFO83AE_jfJw1P5tJWUWUiCI&e=
[4] https://urldefense.proofpoint.com/v2/url?u=https-3A__github.com_m-2Dshimizu_RoboCup2017RVRL-5FDemo&d=DwICAg&c=clK7kQUTWtAVEOVIgvi0NU5BOUHhpN0H8p7CSfnc_gI&r=0w3solp5fswiyWF2RL6rSs8MCeFamFEPafDTOhgTfYI&m=WETuY7AkmZEZ5YfuEMC7vP3ungbampkR6VLbb17U5CY&s=4kqUhCV78o492jc5WBJ1ys9vNdh2KlVo8BU2WjdOW9Q&e=
[5] https://urldefense.proofpoint.com/v2/url?u=https-3A__github.com_m-2Dshimizu_RoboCup2016RVRL-5FFieldModels&d=DwICAg&c=clK7kQUTWtAVEOVIgvi0NU5BOUHhpN0H8p7CSfnc_gI&r=0w3solp5fswiyWF2RL6rSs8MCeFamFEPafDTOhgTfYI&m=WETuY7AkmZEZ5YfuEMC7vP3ungbampkR6VLbb17U5CY&s=vJ5rhnkFNWujB_dQMa338bv3ZAn7IQufZtEp4PazSug&e=
[6]
https://urldefense.proofpoint.com/v2/url?u=http-3A__robocup.oss-2Dcn-2Dbeijing.aliyuncs.com_symposium-252FRoboCup-5FSymposium-5F2015-5Fsubmission-5F14.pdf&d=DwICAg&c=clK7kQUTWtAVEOVIgvi0NU5BOUHhpN0H8p7CSfnc_gI&r=0w3solp5fswiyWF2RL6rSs8MCeFamFEPafDTOhgTfYI&m=WETuY7AkmZEZ5YfuEMC7vP3ungbampkR6VLbb17U5CY&s=YtSEyxt_u0dMllQeIjMF9ZkN8JG977M90nJdCJhd1qM&e=
[7] https://urldefense.proofpoint.com/v2/url?u=http-3A__ce.sharif.edu_-7Ereyhanehpahlevan_Robocup_IntentVirtual2018.txt&d=DwICAg&c=clK7kQUTWtAVEOVIgvi0NU5BOUHhpN0H8p7CSfnc_gI&r=0w3solp5fswiyWF2RL6rSs8MCeFamFEPafDTOhgTfYI&m=WETuY7AkmZEZ5YfuEMC7vP3ungbampkR6VLbb17U5CY&s=wDUNvBREfLHHoKS8WXaJnRT2HtBC3pi0XEjw8Mlkjtg&e=
[8]
https://urldefense.proofpoint.com/v2/url?u=http-3A__www.springer.com_gp_computer-2Dscience_lncs_conference-2Dproceedings-2Dguidelines&d=DwICAg&c=clK7kQUTWtAVEOVIgvi0NU5BOUHhpN0H8p7CSfnc_gI&r=0w3solp5fswiyWF2RL6rSs8MCeFamFEPafDTOhgTfYI&m=WETuY7AkmZEZ5YfuEMC7vP3ungbampkR6VLbb17U5CY&s=v239zaj0CNZ2MNhE56FmU7nhCaj2xlFGBBk9FrEdc-0&e=
[9] https://urldefense.proofpoint.com/v2/url?u=http-3A__wiki.robocup.org_Rescue-5FSimulation-5FLeague-23Rules&d=DwICAg&c=clK7kQUTWtAVEOVIgvi0NU5BOUHhpN0H8p7CSfnc_gI&r=0w3solp5fswiyWF2RL6rSs8MCeFamFEPafDTOhgTfYI&m=WETuY7AkmZEZ5YfuEMC7vP3ungbampkR6VLbb17U5CY&s=VV81crGb1-STBC-6KChe_GOa8xdRQClitzf-LJNtorc&e=
[10] https://urldefense.proofpoint.com/v2/url?u=http-3A__ce.sharif.edu_-7Ereyhanehpahlevan_&d=DwICAg&c=clK7kQUTWtAVEOVIgvi0NU5BOUHhpN0H8p7CSfnc_gI&r=0w3solp5fswiyWF2RL6rSs8MCeFamFEPafDTOhgTfYI&m=WETuY7AkmZEZ5YfuEMC7vP3ungbampkR6VLbb17U5CY&s=RqH6dES9m2nWypO28MGD6yfVbE6DCVNQWTY3KwN-TvQ&e=
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