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 virtual 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 parties 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.
|Number of pages||6|
|Journal||Proceedings - IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation|
|Publication status||Published - 2000|
|Event||ICRA 2000: IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation - San Francisco, CA, USA|
Duration: 2000 Apr 24 → 2000 Apr 28