Rescue Virtual Robot Simulation

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Organizing Committee

Stefano Carpin (University of California at Merced, USA) Exec Member

Alex Kleiner (University of Freiburg, Germany) Exec Member

Technical Committee

Stephen Balakirsky (NIST, USA) Local Chair

Alessandro Farinelli (University of Southampton, UK)



Additional information about the league is available through the following links...


General Information

Virtual Robots Competition

Virtual Robots Mailing List

Partial Publications List


Competition Overview

The goal of the urban search and rescue (USAR) virtual robot competition is to increase awareness of the challenges involved in search and rescue applications, provide objective evaluation of robotic implementations in representative environments, and promote collaboration between researchers. It requires robots to demonstrate their capabilities in mapping, cooperation, mobility, sensory perception, planning, and practical operator interfaces, while searching for simulated victims in unstructured environments. As robot teams begin demonstrating repeated successes against the obstacles posed in the arenas, the level of difficulty will be increased accordingly so that the arenas provide a stepping-stone from the laboratory to the real world. Meanwhile, the yearly competitions will provide direct comparison of robotic approaches, objective performance evaluation, and a public proving ground for field-able robotic systems that will ultimately be used to save lives.


Important Dates:

  • March 31, 2007: Early registration


Qualified teams:

  • Ilia (Iran)
  • Pasargad (Iran)
  • BamRescue (Iran)
  • UT Austin Villa (USA)
  • Caspian (Iran)
  • IUTRSA (Iran)
  • TeamGROK (USA)
  • Team UI_ECE (USA)
  • Jacobs Virtual Rescue Team (Germany)
  • Canadarm (Canada)
  • Incredibles (Iran)
  • MRL (Iran)
  • Enigma (Iran)
  • Virtual Chaos (Iran)
  • Brasil-VR (Brazil)
  • UvA Rescue 2007 (The Netherlands)
  • 2BM (Iran)
  • SPQR Virtual (Italy)
  • UC Mercenary (USA)
  • Steel (USA)
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