(Photo: ISUS – UFP)

The CiberUFP team, composed by two computer science researchers/lecturers from University Fernando Pessoa, members of the Intelligent Sensing and Ubiquitous Systems group (http://isus.ufp.pt), José Manuel Torres and Christophe Soares, won for the third consecutive year the 18th edition of the robotic simulation competition – CyberMouse, held at the University of Aveiro on 15th of May 2013.

CyberMouse is a robotic competition, which takes place in a simulation environment running in a computer network. The simulation system creates a virtual arena, populated by obstacles, where a starting grid, a target area (signaled by a beacon) and a home area are integrated. It also creates the virtual bodies of the robots. Participants must provide the software agents, which control the movement of the virtual robots, in order to accomplish the competition goal, a search and rescue mission.