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# Call for Volunteer Teams to Participate in RoboCupJunior Rescue Simulation Virtual Workshops and Demonstration (new simulation platform)
The RoboCupJunior Rescue league and the RoboCup Rescue Simulation league members have been working to develop a new RCJ Rescue Simulation platform for the RCJ Rescue Simulation league. The goal is to make one of the new platforms as the official simulation platform of the RCJ Simulation league (international level).
We have developed two new RoboCupJunior Rescue Simulation platforms to be used in the RoboCupJunior Rescue Simulation league in the future. This year, we would like to hold a series of tutorials online, workshops during RoboCup 2020 period, and volunteer teams to try out the platforms for our assessment through the RoboCupJunior Rescue Simulation Virtual Demonstration scheduled to be held in September 2020. We plan to select one of the platforms to be used in 2021 as another demonstration.
New Rescue Simulation Platforms:
The two simulation platforms developed are CoppeliaSimApp-Simplus (V-Rep) and WebotsSimApp-Erebus.
The following section provides the information and resources for teams to learn more about the two platforms.
- CoppeliaSimApp-Simplus website: http://robosimplus.ml/ (former V-Rep)
- WebotsSimApp-Erebus Wiki: https://github.com/Shadow149/RescueMaze
Both platforms offer a series of webinars for teams.
For Simplus, the webinar starts on May 20, 2020.
Erebus will offer a series of webinars.
We would like to encourage teams to try both platforms first and select the one that your team wants to continue the development. When you apply to participate in the RCJ Rescue Simulation Demonstration, you must select one platform to enter. RCJ Rescue Simulation Demonstration Draft Rules can be found at the RoboCupJunior’s official website.
We encourage teams to use the RCJ Forum to ask questions about rules: https://junior.forum.robocup.org/c/robocupjunior-rescue/with-new-simulation-platforms
The simulation environments currently available for both platforms are ONLY for teams to practice to familiarize themselves with the platforms. They do not align with the RCJ Rescue Simulation Demonstration rules. We plan to release the simulation environments that align with the rules in a couple of weeks. The draft rules could be updated for improvement. The updates will NOT affect the demonstration or/and teams’ preparation for the demonstration.
RCJ Rescue Simulation Live Online Workshops:
During RoboCup 2020 period (June 23 - 27, 2020), we will hold a virtual RCJ Rescue Simulation Workshops. If you are interested in receiving updates, please sign up for a mailing list using the form (you need to select a platform BEFORE signing up).
For detail, please check here:
RCJ Rescue Simulation Virtual Demonstration:
The RCJ Rescue Simulation Virtual Demonstration is scheduled to be held in late September. Interested teams need to apply for a spot. The details including the date of the demonstration and the application information will be announced later.