We would like to invite you to “Pre-RoboCup” event which will be held on 27-29
January 2022. The organization team will hold the Pre-RoboCup event where
the main objective is not only to promote but also to be the starting point
for our RoboCup 2022 event on 11-17 July 2022.
In this event, the introduction, updated rule and regulations of each
league as well as technical talks will be presented. Please kindly confirm
your participation by fill out this registration form. For more detailed
information regarding the event, please visit our website at
Thank you for your interest. We look forward to seeing you at Pre-RoboCup
Friday January 28, 2022
TimeSession 1Session 2Session 3
7:00 – 8:00 PM (GMT+7) – RoboCupSoccer Small Size – RoboCupRescue Robot –
8:00 – 9:00 PM (GMT+7) – RoboCupSoccer Humanoid – RoboCup@Home Social
Standard Platform – RoboCupJunior Soccer
9:00 – 10:00 PM (GMT+7) – RoboCupIndustrial Logistics – RoboCupRescue
RoboCup 2022 Organizing Team
Call for Participation
2022 RoboCup Rescue Agent Simulation Competitions
to be held in Bangkok, Thailand — July 11-19, 2022
2022 RoboCup Rescue Simulation
Pre-Registration……………………………......: February 15, 2022 (23:55 GMT)
Team Description Paper (TDP) submission…: February 28, 2022 (23:55 GMT)
Qualified teams announcement…………..…..: March 15, 2022
Camera-ready TDP submission………….……: May 31, 2022 (23:55 GMT)
Tournament dates………………………..……..: July 11-19, 2022
WAIVER OF THE TEAM FEE FOR NEW TEAMS
The RoboCup Federation is pleased to introduce a waiver of the team fee for
the 2022 international RoboCup competition for NEW teams in the major
leagues. A NEW team is defined as a team all of whose team members have
never participated in an annual international RoboCup competition. The
waiver concerns only the team fee and does not imply any waiver of fees for
NEW FEATURES IN THE SIMULATOR
Teams can now choose to implement their agents in Java or Python
Python repo: roborescue/rcrs-sample-agent-python (github.com)
AGENT SIMULATION COMPETITION
This initiative focuses on promoting the use of Artificial Intelligence to
support teamwork coordination and decision-making of ground rescue teams in
a post-disaster urban setting. It maintains a computer simulation platform
that can realistically represent natural disaster scenarios where Urban
Search and Rescue (USAR) plans can be assessed. This platform is a
comprehensive artificial simulation environment that can be used as a
testbed to the effectiveness of coordination strategies of USAR teams,
coalition formations of heterogeneous teams, rescue plans to explore
large-scale environments with limited set of resources to search for
survivors, disaster response public policies, among others.
The RoboCup Rescue Agent Simulation Competition involves primarily
evaluating the performance of teams of agents in regards to their
distributed coordination and planning algorithms for rescuing civilians in
a city after an earthquake. The goal is evaluating the effectiveness of
Ambulance Team, Police Force, and Fire Brigade agents on rescuing civilians
in earthquake scenarios. Here are some of the challenges that can be
tackled in this competition:
Decision Making Algorithms
Task Allocation Methods
Multi-Agent Coordination and Team Formation Methods
GETTING STARTED GUIDE
Here are some pointers to get started with the agents development
Repository: roborescue/adf-sample-agent-java: RoboCup Rescue Agent
Development Framework Sample Agent Java (github.com)
Documentation: Java ADF manual
Repository: roborescue/rcrs-sample-agent-python (github.com)
Repository: roborescue/rcrs-docker (github.com)
Using docker is optional for teams that wish to have an environment
that is already setup for development
The Infrastructure competition involves the presentation of tools or
simulators related to disaster management issues already developed by the
participating team. The aim is to evaluate possible enhancements and
expansions of the RoboCup Rescue Simulation League environment (both the
agent simulator and frameworks and the virtual robot platform) based on the
new ideas and concepts proposed in these tools and simulators. The
evaluation will be done by a panel of experts and the winner chosen
according to a set of factors related to the technical aspects of the tool
or simulator and the presentation. The winner tool will be selected for
further integration with the simulation platform.
The participation on Infrastructure competition requires the submission of
a detailed Team Description Paper (TDP) describing the tool or simulator.
In addition to the submission of the TDP, teams interested in participating
on the Infrastructure competition must release their source code as an
open-source project PRIOR to July 2, 2022.
Participant teams should address topics including, but not limited to
Improvements to the Virtual Robot Simulator
Improvements to the Agent Development Framework
Increase the number of participants on the RoboCup Rescue league
Provide agent development kits that render easy the participation of
Integrate the Agent and Virtual Robot competitions
Improve the RoboCup Rescue sub-simulators
Teams must register via the submission system available at
https://easychair.org/conferences/?conf=rcrs2022 no later than February 15,
2022 (23:55 UTC). This pre-registration requires only teams to fill the
"Title" field and the name, institution, and contact information of all
team members. The "Title" field should be "Agent_[TeamName]" to participate
in the Agent Competition and “Infrastructure_[TeamName]” for the
infrastructure competition, where [TeamName] should be replaced by the name
of the team. The pre-registration does not imply that the team will be
evaluated to participate in the competition, please see section
QUALIFICATION below for further information.
Teams must submit a Team Description Paper (TDP) (in English) describing
the strategy and recent advancements implemented in the team. The TDP is
limited to 16 pages and must be electronically submitted as PDF through the
submission system available at
https://easychair.org/conferences/?conf=rcrs2022 no later than February 28,
2022 (23:55 UTC).
The TDP file name has to be "Agent_[TeamName]" for the Agent Competition,
where [TeamName] is the name of the team submitting the TDP. This format
should be also used in the "Title" field in the submission system
Teams should prepare their Agent Competition TDP based on the templates
available at https://github.com/roborescue/rcrs-templates . (overleaf link)
All TDPs will be peer-reviewed by at least two PC members. The evaluation
criteria of contributions will be based on originality, quality, clarity,
and its relevance to the league's aims.
The suggestions of the reviewers should be incorporated into an improved
version (i.e., Camera-Ready version) of the TDP. The camera-ready version
should be uploaded to EasyChair no later than May 31, 2022.
The previous TDPs are accessible here:
Qualification results will be announced on March 15, 2022.
If you have any questions please reach out to rcrs2022(a)easychair.org
Please read the Agent Simulation Competition Rules document available at 2022
RoboCup Rescue Simulation
for further details.
ABOUT ROBOCUP RESCUE AGENT SIMULATION LEAGUE
Natural disasters are major adverse events that cause large-scale economic,
human, and environmental losses. They are usually difficult to predict and
even more challenging to prevent from happening. These characteristics
demand disaster management strategies to be in place to mitigate damaging
consequences after a natural disaster.
The mission of the RoboCup Rescue Agent Simulation League is to promote
research and development in the socially significant domain of natural
disaster with focus on multiagent teamwork coordination and decision
support systems. The effective implementation of this mission is translated
into three main objectives. First, the league aims to provide a simulator
able to realistically represent natural disaster scenarios where response
rescue plans can be assessed. Second, it aims to define evaluation
benchmarks for response plans elaborated by policy-makers. Finally, it aims
to promote research and development by organizing competitions to stimulate
the exchange of ideas and experience between researchers and practitioners.
These aims are designed to help in the development of more sophisticated
and formalized response plans to effectively respond to natural disasters
and reduce the negative impacts on society.
(Sorry for multiple postings.)
*** CALL FOR PAPERS ***
Autonomous Robots and Multirobot Systems (ARMS) Workshop 2022
*** Paper submission deadline: March 1, 2022 ***
A full-day workshop to be held as part of AAMAS2022 and to accompany the Area of Interest — Robotics
May 9-10, 2022 - FULLY VIRTUAL EVENT
AAMAS Website: https://aamas2022-conference.auckland.ac.nz
*** Fast-track review process for AAMAS extended abstracts, below ***
Paper submission deadline: March 1, 2022
Notification of acceptance: April 1, 2022
Submission of camera-ready version: end of April, 2022
Robots are agents, too. Indeed, AAMAS researchers are sometimes inspired by robots, sometimes use robots in motivating examples, and sometimes make contributions to robotics. Both practical and analytical techniques in AAMAS influence, and are being influenced by, research into autonomous robots and multi-robot systems.
Areas of particular recent cross-fertilization include (but are not limited to):
- market-based methods for coalition formation and task allocation
- machine learning in single- and multi-robot (agent) settings
- human-robot interaction
- multi-robot teamwork
- single- and multi-robot path planning
- human-robot (agent) teamwork
- game-theoretic coordination
- analysis of large-scale multi-robot systems and swarms
- decision-theoretic single- and multi-robot (agent) planning
- imitation and learning by demonstration/example
Despite the rich cross-fertilization between AAMAS and robotics research areas, roboticists and agents researchers have only few opportunities to meet and interact. The Area of Interest – Robotics at AAMAS (formerly, Robotics Track) is one such opportunity.
The goal of the workshop is to extend and widen this opportunity, by offering a forum where researchers in this field of study can interact and present promising innovative research directions and new results with the goal of discussing and comparing ideas and approaches.
The workshop is coordinated and associated with the AAMAS Area of Interest – Robotics to fast-track all papers accepted as extended abstracts at the main conference into the ARMS workshop.
Submissions and Publication
The submission website is
Contributions are sought in all areas of robotics, in particular as related to autonomous agents research, but not necessarily so.
Theoretical papers are welcome, as long as they clearly address challenges in robotics. Empirical studies should ideally present experiments with real robots, though physical simulation studies are also acceptable. Papers that focus on mechanical aspects and low-level control should make an effort to relate to the agents community.
We particularly welcome papers with accompanying demos of real robots, which can come as recorded videos (please use YouTube or general-purpose repositories to share the video if it is ready at submission time) or as live demos from the authors' labs during the workshop.
Submissions should follow Springer's LNCS format (see http://www.springer.de/comp/lncs/authors.html for instructions, or directly download the LaTeX style file: ftp://ftp.springernature.com/cs-proceeding/llncs/llncs2e.zip).
Papers should not exceed 20 pages in length.
Papers will be reviewed by at least 2 reviewers. Criteria for selection of papers will include: originality, readability, relevance to workshop themes, soundness, and overall quality.
Papers do not have to be anonymized: We do not follow a double-blind review process.
Also this year, there will not be archival proceedings, but papers will be made available to the workshop participants.
Fast-Track Review Process
As part of our close coordination with the AAMAS Area of Interest — Robotics, we offer a fast-track review process to papers that have been accepted as extended abstracts ("short papers”) to the AAMAS conference, in the topic of Area of Interest — Robotics or with a robotics keyword. For such papers, please include the original AAMAS paper number with the submission.
Noa Agmon Bar Ilan University, Israel
Francesco Amigoni Politecnico di Milano, Italy
Joydeep Biswas University of Texas at Austin, USA
Alessandro Farinelli University of Verona, Italy
Maria Gini University of Minneapolis, USA
Gal Kaminka Bar Ilan University, Israel
Pedro Lima Lisbon Technical University, Portugal
Mohan Sridharan University of Birmingham, UK
The contact organizers are Noa Agmon (agmon(a)cs.biu.ac.il) and Francesco Amigoni (francesco.amigoni(a)polimi.it).
Artificial Intelligence and Robotics Laboratory
Dipartimento di Elettronica, Informazione e Bioingegneria
Politecnico di Milano
Piazza Leonardo da Vinci, 32
I-20133 Milano (MI), Italy
Voice: +39 02 2399-3475