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Advancing the State of Urban Search and Rescue Robotics Through the RoboCupRescue Robot League Competition

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The RoboCupRescue Robot League is an international competition that has grown to be an effective driver for the dissemination of solutions to the challenges posed by Urban Search and Rescue Robotics and accelerated the development of the performance standards that are crucial to widespread effective deployment of robotic systems for these applications. In this paper, we will discuss how this competition has come to be more than simply a venue where teams compete to find a champion and is now “A League of Teams with one goal: to Develop and Demonstrate Advanced Robotic Capabilities for Emergency Responders.”

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The authors would like to thank past and present members of the RoboCup RRL Organizing Committee, administrators, and teams. The Department of Homeland Security sponsored the production of this material under an Interagency Agreement with the National Institute of Standards and Technology. Certain commercial equipment, instruments, or materials are identified in this document. Such identification does not imply recommendation or endorsement by the National Institute of Standards and Technology, nor does it imply that the products identified are necessarily the best available for the purpose.

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Sheh, R. et al. (2014). Advancing the State of Urban Search and Rescue Robotics Through the RoboCupRescue Robot League Competition. In: Yoshida, K., Tadokoro, S. (eds) Field and Service Robotics. Springer Tracts in Advanced Robotics, vol 92. Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-642-40686-7_9

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