AirDrone detecting obstacles with its sonar beams.

RoboCup Rescue


The assignment for the RoboCup Rescue Simulation League is to build an Multi-Agent Community for Rescue Operations in Simulated environments. The Universiteit van Amsterdam has participated in the Rescue League since 2003, both in Germany and Italy, and participate remotely in the Rescue Middle Earth competition 2004. In 2006, the UvA participated in the new Virtual League in Bremen, where they became 3rd. Additionally they received a prize for their mapping algorithm. In Atlanta (RoboCup 2007), the team again reached the semi-finals. In Hannover (German Open 2008) the UvA reached the finals. After this date, our team joined forces with Oxford in the Amsterdam Oxford Joint Rescue Forces. With this team we were present at Suzhou (RoboCup 2008) and remotely present in Salvador (Latino American Open 2008). In the latter competition we became fully autonomous the champion. In 2009 several prizes were won at the German Open, the World Cup and the Interleague Challenge. In 2010 and 2011 our team participated for the first time at the Iran Open competition, where our team received the USARsim Development prize and 3rd prize respectively.
This year the UvA Rescue team participates in the competitions at the Iran Open , Dutch Open and and the World Cup in Mexico. This means that our corporation with Oxford is on hold, after many common achievements. Our approach for the competition of 2012 will be outlined in a team description paper. For the Infrastructure competition a separate team description paper is made about the possibilities of a micro aerial vehicle for Urban Search and Rescue. For the latest developments, you should check the research logs of the different teammembers.

Publications related to the Virtual League can be found at the wiki-site.



See the list of this year publications at Amsterdam Oxford Joint Rescue Forces website and/or Arnoud Visser's publication list.

Updated March 2012