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The Future of Robot Rescue Simulation Workshop An initiative to increase the number of participants in the league

@inproceedings{Visser2016TheFO,
  title={The Future of Robot Rescue Simulation Workshop An initiative to increase the number of participants in the league},
  author={Arnoud Visser and Francesco Amigoni and Masaru Shimizu},
  year={2016}
}
Although the environment of RoboCup Rescue Simulation League is well used in research initiatives, the number of teams that are willing to benchmark their overall performance in a yearly competition is dropping. Yet, recent disasters have made clear how important continuous development in this field is. Previous initiatives were focused on improving the simulation environment, the documentation and the visualization towards the public, but this time we are trying to build a community. In The… 

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