Monday, 29 February, 2016
Leiden, The Netherlands
Arnoud Visser, Universiteit van Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Francesco Amigoni, Politecnico di Milano, Italy
Masaru Shimizu, Chukyo University, Aichi, Japan
The DARPA Robotics Challenge (DRC) is now finished. In the challenge robot systems and software teams were vying to develop robots capable of assisting humans in responding to natural and man-made disasters. It was designed to be extremely difficult. Participating teams, representing some of the most advanced robotics research and development organizations in the world, are collaborating and innovating on a very short timeline to develop the hardware, software, sensors, and human-machine control interfaces that will enable their robots to complete a series of challenge tasks selected for their relevance to disaster response. Yet, in the DRC a team of humans is controlling a single robot. The challenge of the RoboCup, to be finished before 2050, is to build a team of rescue robots controlled by a single human. The purpose of the workshop is to set a new milestone, and design an environment and scenario which can be used inside the RoboCup Rescue competition for the coming 10 years and in which innovative scientific and technological solutions for rescue robots can be developed and validated.
Deadline for submission:
Tuesday, 1 December, 2015