Virtual Robot Simulation

This is a selection of publications in Journals and International Conferences with research relevant to the Virtual Robot competition. The most five most influential of the whole RoboCup Rescue Simulation League can be found here. There is an equivalent selection of publications from the Agent competition. The list is last updated on October 15, 2018:

2019

  • Masaru Shimizu and Tomoichi Takahashi. Survey of rescue competitions and proposal of new standard task from ordinary tasks, to be published in the Springer Lecture Notes on Artificial Intelligence series.

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2012

  • Masaru Okaya and Tomoichi Takahashi – Proposal for Everywhere Evacuation Simulation System, in “RoboCup 2011: Robot Soccer World Cup XV”, pp. 246-257, Lecture Notes in Computer Science 7416, Springer, Berlin-Heidelberg, 2012.
  • Stephen Balakirsky and Zeid Kootbally. USARSim/ROS: a combined framework for robot control and simulation. In Proceedings of the ASME 2012 International Symposium On Flexible Automation (ISFA 2012, June 2012.

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2009

li>Rahul Sarika, Harith Siddhartha, and Kamalakar Karlapalem. Towards cooperative and decentralized mapping in the jacobs virtual rescue team. In Luca Iocchi, Hitoshi Matsubara, Alfredo Weitzenfeld, and Changjiu Zhou, editors, RoboCup 2008: Robot Soccer World Cup XII, Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence, pages 225–234. Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg, New York, 2009.

 

2008

  • S. La Cesa, A. Farinelli, L. Iocchi, D. Nardi, M. Sbarigia and M. Zaratti – Semi-autonomous Coordinated Exploration in Rescue Scenarios, in “RoboCup 2007: Robot Soccer World Cup XI”, pp. 286-293, Lecture Notes in Computer Science 5001, Springer, Berlin-Heidelberg, 2008.
  • Winai Chonnaparamutt and Andreas Birk – A Fuzzy Controller for Autonomous Negotiation of Stairs by a Mobile Robot with Adjustable Tracks, in “RoboCup 2007: Robot Soccer World Cup XI”, pp. 196-207, Lecture Notes in Computer Science 5001, Springer, Berlin-Heidelberg, 2008.
  • Arnoud Visser, Xingrui-Ji, Merlijn van Ittersum, Luis A. González Jaime and Laurentiu A. Stancu, “Beyond frontier exploration”, in “RoboCup 2007: Robot Soccer World Cup XI”, (edited by U. Visser, F. Ribeiro, T. Ohashi, F. Dellaert), Lecture Notes on Artificial Intelligence series, volume 5001, p. 113-123, Springer, Berlin Heidelberg New York, July 2008. [ pdf ]
  • Max Pfingsthorn, Bayu Slamet and Arnoud Visser, “A Scalable Hybrid Multi-Robot SLAM Method for Highly Detailed Maps”, in “RoboCup 2007: Robot Soccer World Cup XI”, (edited by U. Visser, F. Ribeiro, T. Ohashi, F. Dellaert), Lecture Notes on Artificial Intelligence series, volume 5001, p. 457-464, Springer, Berlin Heidelberg New York, July 2008. [ pdf ]
  • Julian de Hoog, Stephen Cameron, and Arnoud Visser. Robotic Search-and-Rescue: An integrated approach. In Proc. of the Oxford University Computing Laboratory student conference 2008, number RR-08-10 in OUCL, pages 28–29, October 2008.
  • A. Kleiner, G. Steinbauer, and F. Wotawa. Towards automated online diagnosis of robot navigation software. In Proc. of Int. Conf. on Simulation, Modeling and Programming for Autonomous Robots (SIMPAR), volume 5325 of Lecture Notes in Computer Science, pages 159–170. Springer, 2008.
  • Max Pfingsthorn, Bayu A. Slamet, and Arnoud Visser. A Scalable Hybrid Multi-Robot SLAM method for Highly Detailed Maps. In RoboCup 2007: Robot Soccer World Cup XI, volume 5001 of Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence, pages 457–464. Springer-Verlag, July 2008.
  • Steven Roebert, Tijn Schmits, and Arnoud Visser. Creating a Bird-Eye View Map using an Omnidirectional Camera. In Proceedings of the 20th Belgian-Netherlands Conference on Artificial Intelligence (BNAIC 2008), October 2008.

2007

  • S. Balakirsky, S. Carpin, A. Kleiner, M. Lewis, A. Visser, J. Wang and V.A. Ziparo. “Towards heterogeneous robot teams for disaster mitigation: Results and Performance Metrics from RoboCup Rescue”. Journal of Field Robotics, volume 24(11-12):pp. 943-967, November 2007 [ pdf ]
  • S. Carpin, M. Lewis, J. Wang, S. Balakirsky, C. Scrapper. USARSim: a robot simulator for research and education. Proceedings of the 2007 IEEE Conference on Robotics and Automation [ pdf ]
  • Giuliano Polverari, Daniele Calisi, Alessando Farinelli and Daniele Nardi – Development of an Autonomous Rescue Robot Within the USARSim 3D Virtual Environment, in “RoboCup 2006: Robot Soccer World Cup X”, pp. 491-498, Lecture Notes in Computer Science 4434, Springer, Berlin-Heidelberg, 2007. [ eChapter ].
  • S. Carpin, M. Lewis, J. Wang, S. Balakirsky, C. Scrapper. “Bridging the gap between simulation and reality in urban search and rescue”. Robocup 2006: Robot Soccer World Cup X, Lecture Notes in Computer Science 4434, Springer, Berlin-Heidelberg, 2007 [ pdf ]
  • M. Zaratti, M. Fratarcangeli, L. Iocchi. “A 3D Simulator of Multiple Legged Robots based on USARSim”.in “”RoboCup 2006: Robot Soccer World Cup X”, pp. 13-24, Lecture Notes in Computer Science 4434, Springer, Berlin-Heidelberg, 2007. [ eChapter ]
  • A. Visser, B. Slamet, T. Schmits, L.A. González Jaime and A. Ethembabaoglu (2007). “Design decisions of the UvA Rescue 2007 Team on the Challenges of the Virtual Robot competition”, Proc. of the Fourth International Workshop on Synthetic Simulation and Robotics to Mitigate Earthquake Disaster, July 2007, Atlanta, GA (pp. 20-26). [ pdf ]

2006

  • S. Carpin, T. Stoyanov, Y. Nevatia, M. Lewis, J. Wang. “Quantitative Assessments of USARSim Accuracy”. Proceedings of PerMIS 2006 [ pdf ]
  • S. Balakirsky, C. Scrapper, S. Carpin, M. Lewis. “USARSim: providing a framework for multi-robot performance evaluation”. Proceedings of PerMIS 2006 [ pdf ]
  • S. Carpin, J. Wang, M. Lewis, A. Birk, A. Jacoff. “High fidelity tools for rescue robotics: results and perspectives”. Robocup 2005: Robot Soccer World Cup IX, Springer, Lecture Notes in Computer Science Vol. 4020, Springer, 2006, pp. 301-311 [ eChapter]
  • Max Pfingsthorn and Andreas Birk – A HMI Supporting Adjustable Autonomy of Rescue Robots, in “RoboCup 2005: Robot Soccer World Cup IX”, pp. 255-266, Lecture Notes in Computer Science 4020, Springer, Berlin-Heidelberg, 2006.
  • Martijn N. Rooker and Andreas Birk – Communicative Exploration with Robot Packs, in “RoboCup 2005: Robot Soccer World Cup IX”, pp. 267-278, Lecture Notes in Computer Science 4020, Springer, Berlin-Heidelberg, 2006.
  • J. Wang, and M. Lewis, (2006). Autonomy in human-robot control, Proceedings of the 50th Annual Meeting of the Human Factors and Ergonomics Society. [ pdf ]
  • J. Wang, M. Lewis, and P. Scerri (2006). Cooperating robots for search and rescue, Proceedings of the AAMAS 1st International Workshop on Agent Technology for Disaster Management, 92-99. [ pdf ]
  • Nielsen and M. Goodrich (2006). Comparing the Usefulness of Video and Map Information in Navigation Tasks. In Proceedings of the 2006 Human-Robot Interaction Conference. Salt Lake City, Utah, March 2-4, 2006. [ pdf ]

2005

  • J. Wang, M. Lewis, S. Hughes, M. Koes, and S. Carpin (2005). Validating USARsim for use in HRI Research, Proceedings of the Human Factors and Ergonomics Society 49th Annual Meeting, 457-461. [ pdf ]
  • Nourbakhsh, S. Sycara, M. Koes, M. Young, M. Lewis, and S. Burion, (2005). Human-Robot Teaming for Search and Rescue, Pervasive Computing, IEEE, 72-78. [ pdf ]
  • F. Phillips, M. Voshell, D. Woods (2005). Overcoming the Keyhole in Human-Robot Coordination: Simulation and Evaluation, Proceedings of the Human Factors and Ergonomics Society 49th Annual Meeting, 442-446. [ pdf ]
  • Hughes, S. and M. Lewis. (2005). Task-Driven Camera Operations for Robotic Exploration. Transactions on Systems, Man and Cybernetics Part A, IEEE, 35(4), 513-522. [ pdf ]
  • Martijn Rooker and Andreas Birk, Combining Exploration and Ad-Hoc Networking in RoboCup Rescue, RoboCup 2004: Robot Soccer World Cup VIII, Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence (LNAI) 3276, Springer, 2005, pp 236-246.
  • Stefano Carpin and Andreas Birk, Stochastic map merging in rescue environments, RoboCup 2004: Robot Soccer World Cup VIII, Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence (LNAI) 3276, Springer, 2005, pp 483-490.

2004

  • S. Hughes and M. Lewis (2004). Assisted Viewpoint Control for Tele-Robotic Search, Proceedings of the Human Factors and Ergonomics Society 48th Annual Meeting (HFES’05), 2657-2661. [ pdf ]
  • J. Wang, M. Lewis, and S. Hughes (2004). Gravity-Referenced Attitude Display for Teleoperation of Mobile Robots, Proceedings of the Human Factors and Ergonomics Society 48th Annual Meeting (HFES’05), 2662-2666. [ pdf ]
  • Stefano Carpin and Andreas Birk – Stochastic Map Merging in Rescue Environments, in “RoboCup 2004: Robot Soccer World Cup VIII”, pp. 483-490, Lecture Notes in Computer Science 3276, Springer, Berlin-Heidelberg, 2005.
  • Martijn N. Rooker and Andreas Birk – Combining Exploration and Ad-Hoc Networking in RoboCup Rescue, in “RoboCup 2004: Robot Soccer World Cup VIII”, pp. 236-246, Lecture Notes in Computer Science 3276, Springer, Berlin-Heidelberg, 2005.
  • S. Hughes, M. Lewis (2004) Robotic camera control for remote exploration, Proceedings of the 2004 Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems (CHI 2004), April 24-29, Vienna, Austria, ACM, 511-517. [ pdf ]

2003

  • Jijun Wang, Michael Lewis, Jeffrey Gennari:
    Emerging areas: urban operations and UCAVs: a game engine based simulation of the NIST urban search and rescue arenas. Winter Simulation Conference 2003: 1039-1045
  • M. Lewis, K. Sycara, and I. Nourbakhsh (2003) Developing a Testbed for Studying Human-robot Interaction in Urban Search and Rescue Proceedings of the 10th International Conference on Human Computer Interaction (HCII’03), Crete, Greece, June 22-27. [ html ]
  • J. Wang, M. Lewis, and J. Gennari (2003) A Game Engine Based Simulation of the NIST USAR Arenas, Proceedings of the 2003 Winter Simulation Conference, New Orleans, LA, pp. 1039-1045. [ pdf ]
  • J. Wang, M. Lewis, and J. Gennari (2003). Interactive Simulation of the NIST USAR Arenas. Proceedings of the 2003 IEEE International Conference on Systems, Man, and Cybernetics, Washington, DC, October 5-8., pp. 1350-1354. [ pdf ]
  • J. Wang, M. Lewis, and J. Gennari (2003). USAR: A Game-Based Simulation for Teleoperation. Proceedings of the 47th Annual Meeting of the Human Factors and Ergonomics Society, Denver, CO, Oct. 13-17, pp. 493-497. [ pdf ]
  • S. Hughes, J. Manojlovich, M. Lewis, and J. Gennari, (2003) Camera Control and Decoupled Motion for Teleoperation. Proceedings of the 2003 IEEE International Conference on Systems, Man, and Cybernetics, Washington, DC, October 5-8, pp. 1339-1334. [ pdf ]
  • M. Lewis, J. Wang, J. Manojlovich, S. Hughes, and X. Liu (2003). Experiments with Attitude: Attitude Displays for Teleoperation. Proceedings of the 2003 IEEE International Conference on Systems, Man, and Cybernetics, Washington, DC, October 5-8, pp. 1345-1349. [ pdf ]

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