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RoboCup-Rescue: an international cooperative research project of robotics and AI for the disaster mitigation problem
Author(s): Satoshi Tadokoro; Hiroaki Kitano; Tomoichi Takahashi; Itsuki Noda; Hitoshi Matsubara; Atsushi Shinjoh; Tetsuo Koto; Ikuo Takeuchi; Hironao Takahashi; Fumitoshi Matsuno; Mitsunori Hatayama; Jun Nobe; Susumu Shimada
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Paper Abstract

This paper introduces the RoboCup-Rescue Simulation Project, a contribution to the disaster mitigation, search and rescue problem. A comprehensive urban disaster simulator is constructed on distributed computers. Heterogeneous intelligent agents such as fire fighters, victims and volunteers conduct search and rescue activities in this virtual disaster world. A real world interface integrates various sensor systems and controllers of infrastructures in the real cities with the real world. Real-time simulation is synchronized with actual disasters, computing complex relationship between various damage factors and agent behaviors. A mission-critical man-machine interface provides portability and robustness of disaster mitigation centers, and augmented-reality interfaces for rescue in real disasters. It also provides a virtual- reality training function for the public. This diverse spectrum of RoboCup-Rescue contributes to the creation of the safer social system.

Paper Details

Date Published: 10 July 2000
PDF: 10 pages
Proc. SPIE 4024, Unmanned Ground Vehicle Technology II, (10 July 2000); doi: 10.1117/12.391641
Show Author Affiliations
Satoshi Tadokoro, Kobe Univ. (Japan)
Hiroaki Kitano, Sony Computer Research Lab. (Japan)
Tomoichi Takahashi, Chuba Univ. (Japan)
Itsuki Noda, Electrotechnical Lab. (Japan)
Hitoshi Matsubara, Electrotechnical Lab. (Japan)
Atsushi Shinjoh, International Academy of Media Arts and Sciences (Japan)
Tetsuo Koto, Univ. of Electro-Communications (Japan)
Ikuo Takeuchi, Univ. of Electro-Communications (Japan)
Hironao Takahashi, Port and Harbor Research Institute (Japan)
Fumitoshi Matsuno, Tokyo Institute of Technology (Japan)
Mitsunori Hatayama, Tokyo Institute of Technology (Japan)
Jun Nobe, Mitsubishi Research Institute (Japan)
Susumu Shimada, Chukyo Univ. (Japan)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 4024:
Unmanned Ground Vehicle Technology II
Grant R. Gerhart; Robert W. Gunderson; Chuck M. Shoemaker, Editor(s)

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