Virtual Robot Simulation

This is a selection of publications in Journals and International Conferences with research relevant to the Virtual Robot competition. The most influential RoboCup Rescue Simulation League publications can be found here. There is also an equivalent selection of publications of the Agent competition.

Last updated: October 5, 2019


2019

  • Menaka Naazare, Bernd Brüggemann, Dirk Schulz, “Simultaneous Exploration and Information Delivery Using Multiple Heterogeneous Robots Under Limited Communication”, 2019 IEEE International Symposium on Safety, Security, and Rescue Robotics (SSRR), September 2019. [ doi ]
  • Evgeni Magid, Artyom Pashkin, Nikita Simakov, Bulat Abbyasov, Jackrit Suthakorn, Mikhail Svinin, Fumitoshi Matsuno, “Artificial Intelligence Based Framework for Robotic Search and Rescue Operations Conducted Jointly by International Teams”, Proceedings of 14th International Conference on Electromechanics and Robotics , Smart Innovation, Systems and Technologies book series (SIST, volume 154), Springer, August 2019, pp. 15-26. [ doi ]
  • Masaru Shimizu and Tomoichi Takahashi, “Survey of Rescue Competitions and Proposal of New Standard Task from Ordinary Tasks”, Springer Lecture Notes on Artificial Intelligence series LNAI 11374, August 2019, pp. 311-323. [ doi ]
  • Alberto Quattrini Li, Phani Krishna Penumarthi, Jacopo Banfi, Nicola Basilico, Jason M. O’Kane, Ioannis Rekleitis, Srihari Nelakuditi and Francesco Amigoni, “Multi-robot online sensing strategies for the construction of communication maps”, in Autonomous Robots, Special Issue on Multi-Robot and Multi-Agent Systems, May 2019, pp. 1-21, Springer. [doi]
  • Jordan F. Masakuna, Simukai W. Utete, Steve Kroon, “A Coordinated Search Strategy for Solitary Robots”, 2019 Third IEEE International Conference on Robotic Computing. [extended conference paper]
  • Amigoni, F., Banfi, J., Basilico, N., Rekleitis, I. & Li, A. Q. (2019). “Online update of communication maps for exploring multirobot systems under connectivity constraints”. In N. Correll, M. Schwager & M. Otte (Eds.), Distributed Autonomous Robotic Systems (Vol. 9, pp. 513-526). Cham: Springer. [ doi ]
  • Datteri, E. & Schiaffonati, V. (2019). “Robotic simulations, simulations of robots”. Minds and Machines. [ doi ]
  • Marangoz, S., Amasyalı, M. F., Uslu, E., Çakmak, F., Altuntaş, N. & Yavuz, S. (2019). More scalable solution for multi-robot–multi-target assignment problem. Robotics and Autonomous Systems, 113, 174-185. [ doi ]
  • Shimizu, M. & Takahashi, T. (2019). Survey of rescue competitions and proposal of new standard task from ordinary tasks. In RoboCup 2018: Robot World Cup XXII . Springer.

2018

  • Petříček, TŠalanský, VZimmermann, KSvoboda, TSimultaneous exploration and segmentation for search and rescueJ Field Robotics20181– 14. [ doi ]
  • Al-Hussaini, S., Gregory, J. M. & Gupta, S. K. (2018). Generation of context-dependent policies for robot rescue decision-making in multi-robot teams. In Proceedings of the 2018 IEEE/RSJ International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems (pp. 4317-4324). Piscataway, NJ: IEEE. [ doi ]
  • Amigoni, F. & Schiaffonati, V. (2018). Robotics competitions as experiments: From play to work. In A. Friedrich, P. Gehring, C. Hubig, A. Kaminski & A. Nordmann (Eds.), Jahrbuch Technikphilosophie “Arbeit und Spiel” (pp. 119-137). Nomos.
  • Cervera, E., Casañ, G. & Tellez, R. (2018). Cloud simulations for RoboCup. In H. Akiyama, O. Obst, C. Sammut & F. Tonidandel (Eds.), RoboCup 2017: Robot World Cup XXI (Vol. 11175, pp. 180-189). Cham: Springer. [ doi ]
  • Goldhoorn, A., Garrell, A., Alquézar, R. & Sanfeliu, A. Searching and tracking people with cooperative mobile robots. Autonomous Robots (2018) 42: 739. [ doi ]
  • El Shenawy, A., Mohamed, K. & Harb, H. M. (2018). Exploration strategies of coordinated multi-robot system: A comparative study. International Journal of Robotics and Automation, 7(1), 48-58. [ doi ]
  • Hong, A., Igharoro, O., Liu, Y., Niroui, F., Nejat, G. & Benhabib, B. (2018). Investigating human-robot teams for learning-based semi-autonomous control in urban search and rescue environments. Journal of Intelligent & Robotic Systems, 1-18. [ doi ]
  • Mohamed, K., El Shenawy, A. & Harb, H. (2018). A hybrid decentralized coordinated approach for multi-robot exploration task. The Computer Journal. [ doi ]
  • Witting, C., Fehr, M., Behnemann, R., Oleynikova, H. & Siegwart, R. (2018). History-aware autonomous exploration in confined environments using MAVs. In Proceedings of the 2018 IEEE/RSJ International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems (pp. 1-9). Piscataway, NJ: IEEE. [ doi ]

2017

  • Amigoni, F., Banfi, J. & Basilico, N. (2017). Multirobot exploration of communication-restricted environments: A survey. IEEE Intelligent Systems, 32(6), 48-57. [ doi ]
  • Amigoni, F., Banfi, J., Longoni, A. & Luperto, M. (2017). Online switch of communication modalities for efficient multirobot exploration. In Proceedings of the 2017 European Conference on Mobile Robots (pp. 1-6). Piscataway, NJ: IEEE. [ doi ]
  • Luperto, M., Riva, A. & Amigoni, F. (2017). Semantic classification by reasoning on the whole structure of buildings using statistical relational learning techniques. In Proceedings of the 2017 IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation (pp. 2562-2568). Piscataway, NJ: IEEE. [ doi ]
  • Shimizu, M., Okugawa, M., Oogane, K., Ohtsubo, Y., Kimura, T., Takahashi, T. & Tadokoro, S. (2017). Standard rescue tasks based on the Japan virtual robotics challenge. In S. Behnke, R. Sheh, S. Sarıel & D. Lee (Eds.), RoboCup 2016: Robot World Cup XX (Vol. 9776, pp. 440-451). Cham: Springer. [ doi ]
  • Shimizu, M. & Takahashi, T. (2017). Databased fluctuating Wi-Fi signal simulation environment for evaluating the control of robots. Journal of Japan Society for Fuzzy Theory and Intelligent Informatics, 29(2), 567-573. [ doi ]

2016

  • Bagosi, T., Hindriks, K. V. & Neerincx, M. A. (2016). Ontological reasoning for human-robot teaming in search and rescue missions. In Proceedings of the 11th ACM/IEEE International Conference on Human-Robot Interaction (HRI) (pp. 595-596). Piscataway, NJ: IEEE. [ doi ]
  • Sheh, R., Schwertfeger, S. & Visser, A. (2016). 16 years of RoboCup Rescue. KI – Künstliche Intelligenz, 30(3-4), 267-277. [ doi ]
  • Takaya, K., Asai, T., Kroumov, V., Smarandache, F.: Simulation environment for mobile robots testing using ros and gazebo. In: 2016 20th International Conference on System Theory, Control and Computing (ICSTCC). pp. 96–101. [doi].
  • Visser, A. (2016). A guide to the RoboCup Virtual Rescue worlds (Technical Report No. IRL-UVA-16-01). University of Amsterdam. [pdf]

2015

  • Kohlbrecher, S. (2015). A holistic approach for highly versatile supervised autonomous urban search and rescue robots (PhD thesis). Technische Universität Darmstadt.
  • Li, A. Q., Cipolleschi, R., Giusto, M. & Amigoni, F. (2015). A semantically-informed multirobot system for exploration of relevant areas in search and rescue settings. Autonomous Robots, 40(4), 581-597. [ doi ]
  • Liu, Y. & Nejat, G. (2015). Multirobot cooperative learning for semiautonomous control in urban search and rescue applications. Journal of Field Robotics, 33(4), 512-536. [ doi ]
  • Okugawa, M., Oogane, K., Shimizu, M., Ohtsubo, Y., Kimura, T., Takahashi, T. & Tadokoro, S. (2015). Proposal of inspection and rescue tasks for tunnel disasters: Task development of Japan virtual robotics challenge. In Proceedings of the 2015 IEEE International Symposium on Safety, Security, and Rescue Robotics (pp. 1-2). Piscataway, NJ: IEEE. [ doi ]
  • Shimizu, M., Koenig, N., Visser, A. & Takahashi, T. (2015). A realistic RoboCup Rescue Simulation based on Gazebo. In L. Almeida, J. Ji, G. Steinbauer & S. Luke (Eds.), RoboCup 2015: Robot World Cup XIX (Vol. 9513, pp. 331-338). Cham: Springer. [ doi ]
  • Yan, Z., Fabresse, L., Laval, J., & Bouraqadi, N. (2015). Metrics for performance benchmarking of multi-robot exploration. In 2015 IEEE/RSJ International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems (IROS) (pp. 3407-3414). [doi].
  • Spirin, V., de Hoog, J., Visser, A. & Cameron, S. (2015). MRESim, a multi-robot exploration simulator for the Rescue Simulation League. In R. Bianchi, H. L. Akin, S. Ramamoorthy & K. Sugiura (Eds.), RoboCup 2014: Robot World Cup XVIII (Vol. 8992, pp. 106-117). Cham: Springer. [ doi ]
  • Takahashi, T. & Shimizu, M. (2015). How can the RoboCup Rescue Simulation contribute to emergency preparedness in real-world disaster situations?. In R. Bianchi, H. L. Akin, S. Ramamoorthy & K. Sugiura (Eds.), RoboCup 2014: Robot World Cup XVIII (Vol. 8992, pp. 295-305). Cham: Springer. [ doi ]
  • Visser, A., Ito, N. & Kleiner, A. (2015). RoboCup Rescue Simulation innovation strategy. In R. Bianchi, H. L. Akin, S. Ramamoorthy & K. Sugiura (Eds.), RoboCup 2014: Robot World Cup XVIII (Vol. 8992, pp. 661-672). Cham: Springer. [ doi ]

2014

  • Amigoni, F., Luperto, M. & Li, A. Q. (2014). Towards more realistic indoor environments for the Virtual Robot competition. In Proceedings of the 2014 RoboCup (pp. 1-12). .
  • Caltieri, A. & Amigoni, F. (2014). High-level commands in human-robot interaction for search and rescue. In S. Behnke, M. Veloso, A. Visser & R. Xiong (Eds.), RoboCup 2013: Robot World Cup XVII (Vol. 8371, pp. 480-491). Berlin Heidelberg: Springer. [ doi ]
  • Kootbally, Z., Balakirsky, S. & Visser, A. (2014). Enabling codesharing in rescue simulation with USARSim/ROS. In S. Behnke, M. Veloso, A. Visser & R. Xiong (Eds.), RoboCup 2013: Robot World Cup XVII (Vol. 8371, pp. 592-599). Berlin Heidelberg: Springer. [ doi ]
  • Luperto, M., Li, A. Q. & Amigoni, F. (2014). A system for building semantic maps of indoor environments exploiting the concept of building typology. In S. Behnke, M. Veloso, A. Visser & R. Xiong (Eds.), RoboCup 2013: Robot World Cup XVII (Vol. 8371, pp. 504-515). Berlin Heidelberg: Springer. [ doi ]
  • Mahmoodi, K., Balcılar, M., Amasyalı, M. F., Yavuz, S., Uzun, Y. & Davletov, F. (2014). Routing with Dijkstra in mobile ad-hoc networks. In S. Behnke, M. Veloso, A. Visser & R. Xiong (Eds.), RoboCup 2013: Robot World Cup XVII (Vol. 8371, pp. 316-325). Berlin Heidelberg: Springer. [ doi ]
  • Niwa, T., Okaya, M. & Takahashi, T. (2014). Parallel computation using GPGPU to simulate crowd evacuation behaviors: Planning effective evacuation guidance at emergencies. In S. Behnke, M. Veloso, A. Visser & R. Xiong (Eds.), RoboCup 2013: Robot World Cup XVII (Vol. 8371, pp. 348-359). Berlin Heidelberg: Springer. [ doi ]

2013

  • Akın, H. L., Ito, N., Jacoff, A., Kleiner, A., Pellenz, J. & Visser, A. (2013). RoboCup Rescue Robot and Simulation Leagues. AI Magazine, 34(1), 78-86. [ doi ]
  • Amigoni, F., Visser, A. & Tsushima, M. (2013). RoboCup 2012 Rescue Simulation League winners. In X. Chen, P. Stone, L. E. Sucar & T. van der Zant (Eds.), RoboCup 2012: Robot Soccer World Cup XVI (Vol. 7500, pp. 20-35). Berlin Heidelberg: Springer. [ doi ]
  • Amigoni, F., Basilico, N. & Li, A. Q. (2013). How much worth is coordination of mobile robots for exploration in search and rescue?. In X. Chen, P. Stone, L. E. Sucar & T. van der Zant (Eds.), RoboCup 2012: Robot Soccer World Cup XVI (Vol. 7500, pp. 106-117). Berlin Heidelberg: Springer. [ doi ]
  • Cipolleschi, R., Giusto, M., Li, A. Q. & Amigoni, F. (2013). Semantically-informed coordinated multirobot exploration of relevant areas in search and rescue settings. In 2013 European Conference on Mobile Robots (pp. 216-221). Piscataway, NJ: IEEE. [ doi ]
  • van Noort, S. & Visser, A. (2013). Extending virtual robots towards RoboCup Soccer Simulation and @Home. In X. Chen, P. Stone, L. E. Sucar & T. van der Zant (Eds.), RoboCup 2012: Robot Soccer World Cup XVI (Vol. 7500, pp. 332-343). Berlin Heidelberg: Springer. [ doi ]
  • Shimizu, M. & Takahashi, T. (2013). Training platform for rescue robot operation and pair operations of multi-robots. Advanced Robotics, 27(5), 385-391. [ doi ]

2012

  • Balakirsky, S. & Kootbally, Z. (2012). USARSim/ROS: A combined framework for robot control and simulation. In Proceedings of the ASME 2012 International Symposium on Flexible Automation (pp. 1-8). New York, NY: ASME. [ doi ]
  • Norouzi, M., De Bruijn, F. & Miró, J. V. (2012). Planning stable paths for urban search and rescue robots. In T. Röfer, N. M. Mayer, J. Savage & U. Saranlı (Eds.), RoboCup 2011: Robot Soccer World Cup XV (Vol. 7416, pp. 90-101). Berlin Heidelberg: Springer. [ doi ]
  • Okaya, M. & Takahashi, T. (2012). Proposal for everywhere evacuation simulation system. In T. Röfer, N. M. Mayer, J. Savage & U. Saranlı (Eds.), RoboCup 2011: Robot Soccer World Cup XV (Vol. 7416, pp. 246-257). Berlin Heidelberg: Springer. [ doi ]
  • Zwennes, O., Weiss, A. & Visser, A. (2012). Adapting the mapping difficulty for the automatic generation of rescue challenges. In Proceedings of the RoboCup IranOpen 2012 Symposium (pp. 1-7). .

2011

  • AlShamsi, A. A., AlMarzouqi, M. & Seneviratne, L. (2011). Evaluating USARSim for use in fire search and rescue. In Proceedings of the 2011 International Conference for Internet Technology and Secured Transactions (pp. 556-561). Piscataway, NJ: IEEE.
  • Basilico, N. & Amigoni, F. (2011). Exploration strategies based on multi-criteria decision making for search and rescue autonomous robots. In Proceedings of the 10th International Conference on Autonomous Agents and Multiagent Systems (Vol. 1, pp. 99-106). Richland, SC: IFAAMAS.
  • Formsma, O., Dijkshoorn, N., van Noort, S. & Visser, A. (2011). Realistic simulation of laser range finder behavior in a smoky environment. In J. Ruiz-del-Solar & E. a. P. P. G. Chown (Eds.), RoboCup 2010: Robot Soccer World Cup XIV (Vol. 6556, pp. 336-349). Berlin Heidelberg: Springer. [ doi ]
  • Nagatani, K., Okada, Y., Tokunaga, N., Kiribayashi, S., Yoshida, K., Ohno, K., Takeuchi, E., Tadokoro, S., Akiyama, H., Noda, I., Yoshida, T. & Koyanagi, E. (2011). Multirobot exploration for search and rescue missions: A report on map building in RoboCupRescue 2009. Journal of Field Robotics, 28(3), 373-387. [ doi ]
  • Shimizu, M. & Takahashi, T. (2011). Simulation platform for performance test for robots and human operations. In Proceedings of the 2011 AAAI Fall Symposium: Robot-Human Teamwork in Dynamic Adverse Environment (Vol. FS-11-05, pp. 61-66). Palo Alto, CA: AAAI.
  • Visser, A., Dijkshoorn, N., van der Veen, M. & Jurriaans, R. (2011). Closing the gap between simulation and reality in the sensor and motion models of an autonomous AR.Drone. In Proceedings of the International Micro Air Vehicle Conference and Flight Competition (pp. 1-8). Delft: Delft University of Technology and Thales. [ doi ]

2010

  • Alnajar, F., Nijhuis, H. & Visser, A. (2010). Coordinated action in a heterogeneous rescue team. In J. Baltes, M. G. Lagoudakis, T. Naruse & S. S. Ghidary (Eds.), RoboCup 2009: Robot Soccer World Cup XIII (Vol. 5949, pp. 1-10). Springer Berlin Heidelberg. [ doi ]
  • Amigoni, F., Basilico, N., Gatti, N., Saporiti, A. & Troiani, S. (2010). Moving game theoretical patrolling strategies from theory to practice: An USARSim simulation. In Proceedings of the 2010 IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation (pp. 426-431). Piscataway, NJ: IEEE. [ doi ]
  • Amigoni, F., Reggiani, M. & Schiaffonati, V. (2010). Simulations used as experiments in autonomous mobile robotics. In Proceedings of the Workshop on “The Role of Experiments in Robotics Research” (pp. 1-5). .
  • Amigoni, F. & Schiaffonati, V. (2010). Good experimental methodologies and simulation in autonomous mobile robotics. In L. Magnani, W. Carnielli & C. Pizzi (Eds.), Model-Based Reasoning in Science and Technology (Vol. 314, pp. 315-332). Berlin Heidelberg: Springer. [ doi ]
  • Bülow, H., Birk, A. & Feyzabadi, S. (2010). Creating photo maps with an aerial vehicle in USARsim. In J. Baltes, M. G. Lagoudakis, T. Naruse & S. S. Ghidary (Eds.), RoboCup 2009: Robot Soccer World Cup XIII (Vol. 5949, pp. 35-45). Berlin Heidelberg: Springer. [ doi ]
  • Drews, S., Lange, S. & Protzel, P. (2010). Validating an active stereo system using USARSim. In N. Ando, S. Balakirsky, T. Hemker, M. Reggiani & O. von Stryk (Eds.), Simulation, Modeling, and Programming for Autonomous Robots (Vol. 6472, pp. 387-398). Berlin Heidelberg: Springer. [ doi ]
  • de Hoog, J., Cameron, S. & Visser, A. (2010). Selection of rendezvous points for multi-robot exploration in dynamic environments. In Proceedings of the Workshop on Agents in Realtime and Dynamic Environments (pp. 1-10). .
  • de Hoog, J., Cameron, S. & Visser, A. (2010). Autonomous multi-robot exploration in communication-limited environments. In T. Belpaeme, G. Bugmann, C. Melhuish & M. Witkowski (Eds.), Proceedings of the 11th Conference Towards Autonomous Robotic Systems (pp. 68-75). Plymouth: University of Plymouth.
  • Okaya, M., Yotsukura, S. & Takahashi, T. (2010). A hybrid agent simulation system of rescue simulation and USARSim simulations from going to fire-escape doors to evacuation to shelters. In J. Baltes, M. G. Lagoudakis, T. Naruse & S. S. Ghidary (Eds.), RoboCup 2009: Robot Soccer World Cup XIII (Vol. 5949, pp. 414-424). Berlin Heidelberg: Springer. [ doi ]
  • Oliehoek, F. A. & Visser, A. (2010). A decision-theoretic approach to collaboration: Principal description methods and efficient heuristic approximations. In R. Babuška & F. C. A. Groen (Eds.), Interactive Collaborative Information Systems (Vol. 281, pp. 87-124). Berlin Heidelberg: Springer. [ doi ]
  • Shimizu, M., Yotsukura, S. & Takahashi, T. (2010). Proposal of a simulation platform to evaluate rescue robots in active disaster environment. In Proceedings of SICE Annual Conference (pp. 863-866). Piscataway, NJ: IEEE.
  • van der Velden, M., Josemans, W., Huijten, B. & Visser, A. (2010). Application of traversability maps in the virtual rescue competition. In Proceedings of the RoboCup IranOpen 2010 Symposium (pp. 1-5). .

2009

  • Balaguer, B., Balakirsky, S., Carpin, S. & Visser, A. (2009). Evaluating maps produced by urban search and rescue robots: Lessons learned from RoboCup. Autonomous Robots, 27(4), 449-464. [ doi ]
  • Birk, A., Poppinga, J., Stoyanov, T. & Nevatia, Y. (2009). Planetary exploration in USARsim: A case study including real world data from Mars. In L. Iocchi, H. Matsubara, A. Weitzenfeld & C. Zhou (Eds.), RoboCup 2008: Robot Soccer World Cup XIIV (Vol. 5399, pp. 463-472). Berlin Heidelberg: Springer. [ doi ]
  • de Hoog, J., Cameron, S. & Visser, A. (2009). Role-based autonomous multi-robot exploration. In 2009 Computation World: Future Computing, Service Computation, Cognitive, Adaptive, Content, Patterns (pp. 482-487). Piscataway, NJ: IEEE. [ doi ]
  • Lewis, M., Carpin, S. & Balakirsky, S. (2009). Virtual Robots RoboCupRescue competition: Contributions to infrastructure and science. In Proceedings of the IJCAI Workshop on Competitions in Artificial Intelligence and Robotics (pp. 1-9). .
  • Pfingsthorn, M., Nevatia, Y., Stoyanov, T., Rathnam, R., Markov, S. & Birk, A. (2009). Towards cooperative and decentralized mapping in the Jacobs Virtual Rescue team. In L. Iocchi, H. Matsubara, A. Weitzenfeld & C. Zhou (Eds.), RoboCup 2008: Robot Soccer World Cup XII (Vol. 5399, pp. 225-234). Berlin Heidelberg: Springer. [ doi ]
  • Schmits, T. & Visser, A. (2009). An omnidirectional camera simulation for the USARSim world. In L. Iocchi, H. Matsubara, A. Weitzenfeld & C. Zhou (Eds.), RoboCup 2008: Robot Soccer World Cup XII (Vol. 5399, pp. 296-307). Berlin Heidelberg: Springer. [ doi ]
  • Sun, D., Kleiner, A. & Wendt, T. M. (2009). Multi-robot range-only SLAM by active sensor nodes for urban search and rescue. In L. Iocchi, H. Matsubara, A. Weitzenfeld & C. Zhou (Eds.), RoboCup 2008: Robot Soccer World Cup XII (Vol. 5399, pp. 318-330). Berlin Heidelberg: Springer. [ doi ]
  • Varsadan, I., Birk, A. & Pfingsthorn, M. (2009). Determining map quality through an image similarity metric. In L. Iocchi, H. Matsubara, A. Weitzenfeld & C. Zhou (Eds.), RoboCup 2008: Robot Soccer World Cup XII (Vol. 5399, pp. 355-365). Berlin Heidelberg: Springer. [ doi ]

2008

  • La Cesa, S., Farinelli, A., Iocchi, L., Nardi, D., Sbarigia, M. & Zaratti, M. (2008). Semi-autonomous coordinated exploration in rescue scenarios. In U. Visser, F. Ribeiro, T. Ohashi & F. Dellaert (Eds.), RoboCup 2007: Robot Soccer World Cup XI (Vol. 5001, pp. 286-293). Berlin Heidelberg: Springer. [ doi ]
  • Chonnaparamutt, W. & Birk, A. (2008). A fuzzy controller for autonomous negotiation of stairs by a mobile robot with adjustable tracks. In U. Visser, F. Ribeiro, T. Ohashi & F. Dellaert (Eds.), RoboCup 2007: Robot Soccer World Cup XI (Vol. 5001, pp. 196-207). Berlin Heidelberg: Springer. [ doi ]
  • Colombini, E. L., Simões, A. d. S., Martins, A. C. G. & Matsuura, J. P. (2008). A framework for learning in humanoid simulated robots. In U. Visser, F. Ribeiro, T. Ohashi & F. Dellaert (Eds.), RoboCup 2007: Robot Soccer World Cup XI (Vol. 5001, pp. 345-352). Berlin Heidelberg: Springer. [ doi ]
  • de Hoog, J., Cameron, S. & Visser, A. (2008). Robotic Search-and-Rescue: An integrated approach. In Proceedings of the Oxford University Computing Laboratory Student Conference 2008 (pp. 28-29). .
  • Kleiner, A., Steinbauer, G. & Wotawa, F. (2008). Towards automated online diagnosis of robot navigation software. In S. Carpin, I. Noda, E. Pagello, M. Reggiani & O. von Stryk (Eds.), Simulation, Modeling, and Programming for Autonomous Robots (Vol. 5325, pp. 159-170). Berlin Heidelberg: Springer. [ doi ]
  • Kurose, K., Saga, S., Okamoto, S., Ohno, K. & Tadokoro, S. (2008). Designing of online simulation environment for development control algorithms for robots operating in rough terrains. In Proceedings of the 2008 IEEE/RSJ International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems (pp. 2091-2096). Piscataway, NJ: IEEE. [ doi ]
  • Lau, H. Y. K. & Ko, A. W. Y. (2008). Coordination of cooperative search and rescue robots for disaster relief. IFAC Proceedings Volumes, 41(2), 895-900. [ doi ]
  • Pfingsthorn, M., Slamet, B. & Visser, A. (2008). A scalable hybrid multi-robot SLAM method for highly detailed maps. In U. Visser, F. Ribeiro, T. Ohashi & F. Dellaert (Eds.), RoboCup 2007: Robot Soccer World Cup XI (Vol. 5001, pp. 457-464). Berlin Heidelberg: Springer. [ doi ]
  • Roebert, S., Schmits, T. & Visser, A. (2008). Creating a bird-eye view map using an omnidirectional camera. In Proceedings of the 20th Belgian-Netherlands Conference on Artificial Intelligence (pp. 233-240). .
  • Schmits, T. (2008). Development of a catadioptric omnidirectional camera for the USARSim environment (Masters thesis). University of Amsterdam.
  • Visser, A., Xingrui-Ji, van Ittersum, M., Jaime, L. A. G. & Stancu, L. A. (2008). Beyond frontier exploration. In U. Visser, F. Ribeiro, T. Ohashi & F. Dellaert (Eds.), RoboCup 2007: Robot Soccer World Cup XI (Vol. 5001, pp. 113-123). Berlin Heidelberg: Springer. [ doi ]
  • Yotsukura, S., Sato, K. & Takahashi, T. (2008). Framework of simulation system for rescue control/training center. In Proceedings of the 2008 SICE Annual Conference (pp. 439-442). Piscataway, NJ: IEEE. [ doi ]

2007

  • Balakirsky, S., Scrapper, C. & Carpin, S. (2007). The evolution of performance metrics in the RoboCup Rescue Virtual Robot competition. In Proceedings of the 2007 Workshop on Performance Metrics for Intelligent Systems (pp. 91-96). New York, NY: ACM. [ doi ]
  • Balakirsky, S., Carpin, S., Kleiner, A., Lewis, M., Visser, A., Wang, J. & Ziparo, V. A. (2007). Towards heterogeneous robot teams for disaster mitigation: Results and performance metrics from RoboCup Rescue. Journal of Field Robotics, 24(11-12), 943-967. [ doi ]
  • Balakirsky, S., Scrapper, C., Carpin, S. & Lewis, M. (2007). USARSim: A RoboCup virtual urban search and rescue competition. In G. R. Gerhart, D. W. Gage & C. M. Shoemaker (Eds.), Unmanned Systems Technology IX (Vol. 6561). Bellingham, WA: SPIE. [ doi ]
  • Balakirsky, S., Scrapper, C., Farinelli, A. & Carpin, S. (2007). Virtual Robots: Progresses and outlook. In Proceedings of the 4th International Workshop on Synthetic Simulation and Robotics to Mitigate Earthquake Disaster (pp. 15-19). .
  • Calisi, D., Farinelli, A., Iocchi, L. & Nardi, D. (2007). Multi-objective robotic search and exploration in rescue missions. In Proceedings of the 4th International Workshop on Synthetic Simulation and Robotics to Mitigate Earthquake Disaster (pp. 27-32). .
  • Carpin, S., Lewis, M., Wang, J., Balakirsky, S. & Scrapper, C. (2007). Bridging the gap between simulation and reality in urban search and rescue. In G. Lakemeyer, E. Sklar, D. G. Sorrenti & T. Takahashi (Eds.), RoboCup 2006: Robot Soccer World Cup X (Vol. 4434, pp. 1-12). Berlin Heidelberg: Springer. [ doi ]
  • Carpin, S., Lewis, M., Wang, J., Balakirsky, S. & Scrapper, C. (2007). USARSim: A robot simulator for research and education. In Proceedings 2007 IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation (pp. 1400-1405). Piscataway, NJ: IEEE. [ doi ]
  • Pepper, C., Balakirsky, S. & Scrapper, C. (2007). Robot simulation physics validation. In Proceedings of the 2007 Workshop on Performance Metrics for Intelligent Systems (pp. 97-104). New York, NY: ACM. [ doi ]
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2006

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2005

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2004

  • Hughes, S. & Lewis, M. (2004). Robotic camera control for remote exploration. In Proceedings of the 2004 Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems (pp. 511-517). New York, NY: ACM. [ doi ]

2003

  • Hughes, S., Manojlovich, J., Lewis, M. & Gennari, J. (2003). Camera control and decoupled motion for teleoperation. In Proceedings of the 2003 IEEE International Conference on Systems, Man and Cybernetics. Conference (Vol. 2, pp. 1339-1344). Piscataway, NJ: IEEE. [ doi ]
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  • Wang, J., Lewis, M. & Gennari, J. (2003). USAR: A game based simulation for teleoperation. Proceedings of the Human Factors and Ergonomics Society Annual Meeting, 47(3), 493-497. [ doi ]
  • Wang, J., Lewis, M. & Gennari, J. S. (2003). Interactive simulation of the NIST USAR arenas. In Proceedings of the 2003 IEEE International Conference on Systems, Man and Cybernetics. Conference (Vol. 2, pp. 1327-1332). Piscataway, NJ: IEEE. [ doi ]
  • Wang, J., Lewis, M. & Gennari, J. (2003). A game engine based simulation of the NIST urban search and rescue arenas. In Proceedings of the 2003 Winter Simulation Conference (pp. 1039-1045). Piscataway, NJ: IEEE. [ doi ]
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2001

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2000

  • Murphy, R. R., Casper, J., Micire, M. & Hyams, J. (2000). Mixed-initiative control of multiple heterogeneous robots for urban search and rescue (No. CRASAR-TR2000-11). Tampa, FL: Center for Robot Assisted Search & Rescue, University of South Florida.