The Virtual Robot Competition will be largely renewed (also as outcome of The Future of Robot Rescue Simulation Workshop to be held from February 29 to March 4, 2016, in Leiden, Netherlands) both in terms of simulation environment, with the transition from the current Unreal-based environment (which has been used in the previous years) to a ROS/Gazebo based environment, and in terms of challenges and rules.

The next version of the Virtual Robot Competition is based on ROS/Gazebo, an advanced robot simulator in which users can simulate multiple agents whose capabilities closely mirror those of real robots. ROS/Gazebo currently features several ground and air robots, as well as a wide range of sensors and actuators. Moreover, exploiting ROS, users can easily develop their robot systems integrating standard modules. Note that the 2016 Virtual Robot Competition will be based on the new simulator and on the rules that will be available just after The Future of Robot Rescue Simulation Workshop. A document describing the architecture of the new simulator is available here, while part of the code is available here. ​

Rules

​Due to current changes of new simulation server and competition, The plan of Iran Open 2016 will be the following: 

Workshop:

Wednesday April 6

9:00 -10:00               A short history of virtual robot competition

10:00 -11:00             Overview on ROS (Architecture, roscore)

11:00 -11:15             Break

11:15 -12:15             ROS Build System (Package, Meta File System, Commands)

12:15 - 14:00            Break

14:00 - 15:30            ROS Communication Layer (Node, Topic, Service, Action)

15:30 -16:00             Break

16:00 -18:00             Gazebo (part1)

 

Thursday April 7

9:00 - 10:30        Interaction with ROS (Programming, Run, Launch)

10:30 -11:00       Break

11:00 -12:30      Useful ROS Packages for Virtual Robot competition (Hector …)

12:30 - 14:00     Break

14:00- 15:00      Test and Run            

15:00 -17:00       Gazebo (part2)

17:00 -17:15       Break

17:15 - 18:00      USAR-Gazebo

 

Friday April 8

9:00 -11:00        Competition

11:00 -12:00      Team presentation

The base code of MRL team released, So Teams can use MRL code for competition.

 League Chair:

                 Sanaz Taleghani, Qazvin Islamic Azad University, Iran

 

 Technical Committee Members:

                 Sanaz Taleghani, Qazvin Islamic Azad University, Iran

                 Hamid Pourjam, Sharif University of Technology, Iran

                 Fatemeh Pahlevan Aghababa, Sharif University of Technology, Iran​

Schedule

Pre-registration

November 28, 201​5 - February 04, 2016


Qualification Process

January ​22, 201​6 - ​February 19, 2016

Early Registration

February 20, 2016 - ​March11, 2016

Late Registration

March12 - 29, 2016

Teams Setup (close to public)

April 0​4 - 05, 2016

Competitions (open to public)

April 0​6 - 08, 2016

Qualified Teams

  Team Name Team Leader Affiliation Country
1 MRubix Seyed Mohammad Mavaei Mecarobix Industrial Group Iran
2 MRL Mohammad Hossein Shayesteh Qazvin Islamic Azad University Iran
3 Echoic Elham Iravani Salam Resalat High School Iran

Pre-registered Teams

  Team Name Team Leader Affiliation Country
1 Roshd مجتبی مظاهری فرد مدرسه رشد Iran
2 Robo Gaz4 Amir Abedi Gaz CO Iran
3 MRubix Seyed Mohammad Mavaei Mecarobix Industrial Group Iran
4 MRL Mohammad Hossein Shayesteh Qazvin Islamic Azad University Iran
5 Echoic Elham Iravani Salam Resalat High School Iran

Results

Day 1
Day 2
Day 3