Rescue Real



Disaster rescue is one of the most serious social issues which involves very large numbers of heterogeneous agents in the hostile environment. The intention of the RoboCup Rescue project is to promote research and development in this socially significant domain at various levels involving multi-agent teamwork coordination, physical robotic agents for search and rescue, information infrastructures, personal digital assistants, a standard simulator and decision support systems, evaluation benchmarks for rescue strategies and robotic systems that are all integrated into a comprehensive systems in future. Two projects and leagues, Simulation Project, Robotics and Infrastructure Project, Simulation League and Robot League are concurrently proceeding at present. The integration of these activities creates digitally-empowered international rescue brigades in the future. The league hosts annual competitions to 1) increase awareness of the challenges involved in deploying robots for emergency response applications such as urban search and rescue and bomb disposal, 2) provide objective performance evaluations of mobile robots operating in complex yet repeatable environments, and 3) promote collaboration between researchers. Robot teams demonstrate their capabilities in mobility, sensory perception, localization and mapping, mobile manipulation, practical operator interfaces, and assistive autonomous behaviors to improve remote operator performance and/or robot survivability while searching for simulated victims in a maze of terrains and challenges.

When disaster happens, minimize risk to search and rescue personnel while increasing victim survival rates by fielding teams of collaborative mobile robots which enable human rescuers to quickly locate and extract victims. Specific robotic capabilities encouraged in the competition include the following:

  • Negotiate compromised and collapsed structures
  • Locate victims and ascertain their conditions
  • Produce practical sensor maps of the environment
  • Establish communications with victims
  • Deliver fluids, nourishment, medicines
  • Place sensors to identify/monitor hazards
  • Mark or identify best paths to victims
  • Provide structural shoring for responders

These tasks are encouraged through challenges posed in the arena, specific mission tasks, and/or the performance metric. Demonstrations of other enabling robotic capabilities are always welcome.



You can find the latest version of the Robocup Rescue Robot League rule book  here:

TDP: Please send your TDP and any other qualification materials (Photo, Video) to this email address:


Technical Committees

League Chair:

Dr. Farshid Najafi

Technical Committee members:

  • Jafar Chegini (Executive Committee Member of International Robocup Federation in Rescue Robot League)
  • Hamed Bagheri

Organization Committee members:

  • Moein Mehdikhani 
  • Arash Rashvand

Teams Summary

Name Leader Number of members Affiliation Country Status Payment
KSSRobot Hadi Pouransari 1 Kosar sanat sarv .co Iran Pending Incomplete
MRL Hamed Bagheri 15 Qazvin Islamic Azad University Iran Pending Incomplete
SHINOBI Takemori Tatsuya 1 Kyoto University Japan Pending Incomplete
KN2C Mehrad Ghanbari 8 K. N. Toosi University of Technology Iran Pending Incomplete
فاتح Mohammad hossein Hashemi nasab 10 پایگاه شهید رضایی نژاد - دانشگاه ولی عصر (عج) Iran Pending Incomplete
Viana Seyed AliMohammad Mansouri 7 Viana Academy Iran Pending Incomplete
Houshman Ali salari 8 Viana Academy Iran Pending Incomplete
YRA MohammadReza Jenabzadeh 14 Islamic Azad University YAZD Branch Iran Pending Incomplete