Survey of Rescue Competitions and Proposal of New Standard Task from Ordinary Tasks

  • Masaru ShimizuEmail author
  • Tomoichi Takahashi
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 11374)


This study surveys rescue robot competitions and tracks the changes in the RoboCup Rescue League. The real robot league has been changed because of requests from real disasters; however, the virtual robot league competition basically remains the same as it was in the beginning.

In terms of some elements, the virtual robot league competition has capabilities of reproducing real situations for rescue robot evaluations when compared to the real robot league.

We propose herein a new competition task to mimic actual situations. We used a tank array model as the stage of the competition task after the Fukushima nuclear power plant.


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Chukyo UniversityNagoyaJapan
  2. 2.Meijo UniversityNagoyaJapan

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