iRAP Robot: World RoboCup Rescue Championship 2016 and Best in Class Mobility Award

  • Amornphun Phunopas
  • Aran Blattler
  • Noppadol Pudchuen
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 9776)


This paper describes an approach to the rescue robot competition by iRAP Robot in World RoboCup 2016. Rescue Robot League is beneficial as competing robots can be used in real situations when a disaster occurs. The competition demonstrates the performances of the robots and the contribution of each team to robotics in mechanics and algorithms. The rules for this year’s competition have greatly changed from the past years’. The rescue robot has been tested and evaluated in performing necessary tasks repetitively to indicate a strong capability to get a high score. This paper presents the history of the iRAP Robot team, the robot design, the results of the competition, and the lessons learned.


Rescue robot iRAP robot Mobility 


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    Official Website World RoboCup (2016).
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    Hector worldmodel package.

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Amornphun Phunopas
    • 1
  • Aran Blattler
    • 1
  • Noppadol Pudchuen
    • 1
  1. 1.King Mongkut’s University of Technology North BangkokBangkokThailand

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