Rescue Virtual Robot


Virtual Robots is a competition that is part of the RoboCup Rescue Simulation League. The goal of the competition is to foster research in cooperative multi-robot systems engaged in Urban Search And Rescue missions. This simulation environment provides computational infrastructure. In a competition run, a team of simulated robots has to explore, map and clear a block-sized disaster area, featuring both carefully modeled indoor and outdoor environments. Robots and sensors used in the competition closely mirror the platform and devices currently used in physical robots.

Currently addressed research topics include but are not limited to 

  • Human-robot interfaces
  • Autonomous navigation
  • Sensor fusion
  • Image processing
  • Speach processing
  • 2D and 3D mapping
  • Distributed planning
  • Distributed learning


Here is the list of useful links

1. Robotic Operating System(ROS)
2. Gazebo Simulator
3. Virtual Robot Competitions 2019 rules
4. Available team description papers
5. Virtual Robot former Robocup setup 
6. Available Open source code 
7. Robocup 2016-2019 maps and information could be found in
8. More documentation could be found in rescuesim website


Qualification material

Please prepare a Team Description Paper describing the most innovative contributions or scientific results your team is intended to provide and a demo video showing the current state of your contribution. The TDP is limited to 8 pages and must be formatted according to the LNCS format .

The Team Description Paper is an overview of the methodologies you use or intend to use to control your robots inside the Virtual Robot Competition. If applicable, include a reference to your latest publications.

Please upload your TDP before February 11th.



The version 1.0 of the rules is available.



League Chair:
        Fatemeh Pahlevan Aghababa, Sharif University of Technology, Iran

Technical Committee Members:

        Amirreza Kabiri, University of Tehran, Iran

        Mostafa Ahmadi, Amirkabir University of Technology, Iran


Previous Virtual rescue robot competitions materials





Teams Summary

Name Leader Number of members Affiliation Country Status Payment
I.R.A Faramarz Daemi Mojdehi 2 Iran Robotic Academy Iran Pending Incomplete
MiIli Seyyed Milad Emadi Pashakolaei 2 - Iran Pending Incomplete
poker_face Ashkan Abdolvash 1 بدون وابستگی Iran Pending Incomplete
YILDIZ S?rma Yavuz 1 Yıldız Technical University Turkey Pending Incomplete
SMC Mahdi Salamati 4 ARKA Iran Pending Incomplete
El Far Navi Navid Khazaee Korghond 3 Independent Iran Pending Incomplete
ESLAM KASRA ALIAKBAR SHIRAZI 3 دبیرستان پسرانه سلام اسلام Iran Confirmed Incomplete
MRL Mohammad Hossein Shayesteh 2 Islamic Azad University of Qazvin Iran Confirmed Incomplete
SOS CS Parham Ebrahimi 5 AmirKabir University Iran Confirmed Incomplete