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 the 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 platform and devices currently used in physical robots.

Currently addressed research topics include, but are not limited to, human-robot interfaces, sliding autonomy, sensor fusion, map building, and distributed planning and learning.


Rules can be found here.

League Chair:

                 Hamid Pourjam, Sharif University of Technology, Iran

Technical Committee Members:

                 Hamid Pourjam, Sharif University of Technology, Iran

                 ​Fatemeh Pahlavan, Sharif University of Technology, Iran

                 Mahdi Taherahmadi, Amirkabir University of Technology, Iran





21 Nov 2016 - 19 Jan 2017


Qualification Process


20 Jan 2017 - 3 Feb 2017


Early Registration


4 Feb 2017 - 24 Feb 2017


Late Registration


25 Feb 2017 - 10 Mar 2017


Teams Setup (close to public)                              


3 Apr 2017 - 4 Apr 2017


Competitions (open to public)


​5 Apr 2017 - 7 Apr 2017

Pre-registered Teams

  Team Name Team Leader Affiliation Country
1 S.O.S vr Alireza Torabian Amirkabir University of Technology Iran
2 Backup Mohammad Hossein Gohari Nejad Independent Iran
3 Echoic Elham Iravani Salam Resalat High School Iran
4 Farzanegan2 mohammad shariat leader Iran


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