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Publication Citation: Evaluating The RoboCup 2009 Virtual Robot Rescue Competition

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Author(s): Stephen B. Balakirsky; S Carpin; Arnoud Visser;
Title: Evaluating The RoboCup 2009 Virtual Robot Rescue Competition
Published: April 22, 2010
Abstract: The 2009 RoboCup Competitions took place in Graz Austria in July of 2009. The Virtual Robot Rescue Competition included 11 competitors from 10 different countries. The main objective of this competition is to utilize teams of robots to perform an urban search and rescue (USAR) mission over both indoor and outdoor terrains. For the first time, elemental tests were performed in autonomously generated map quality, multi-vehicle tele-operation, and communication's system deployment. In addition, a comprehensive USAR scenario was performed. This year's competition featured new performance metrics and automatic scoring programs. This paper presents an overview of the metrics for the competitions and lessons learned from their application during a high-intensity international competition.
Proceedings: Proceedings of the Performance Metrics for Intelligent Systems Workshop | 2009 | PerMIS |
Pages: 7 pp.
Location: Gaithersburg, MD
Dates: September 21-23, 2009
Keywords: Robotics; Evaluation; Competition; Simulation; Performance Metrics; RoboCup
Research Areas: Simulation, Manipulation, Performance Metrics, Robotics, Urban search and rescue robots
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