Rescue Robot

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A self-contained and powered robotic device that ambles over debris from natural (e.g., earthquakes) or manmade disasters (e.g., collapsed buildings) to help rescue workers. They are usually equipped with sensors for CO2 and body heat, and cameras for sending images to a home station
Pros Reduced personnel requirements, reduced fatigue, access to otherwise unreachable areas
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The rescue robot has been designed to help injured troopers in war zones and provide first aid to them, said Hadi Zare, one of the researchers of the team.
Among the topics are analyzing power supply maintenance in transport telematics systems, creating terrain maps for unmanned ground platforms, experimental research on the directional stability of articulated tractors, a reliability model of motorway emergency communication systems, an automatically controlled anti-collision maneuver and its numerical simulation with disturbances, predicting the spatial orientation of a ship by means of neural networks, characterizing the matrix game sensitivity of the safe passing of ships at sea, analyzing parameters of the impact of a traveling wave on the speed of a biomimetic underwater vehicle, and evaluating he stiffness of fire rescue robot suspension with hydropneumatic components.
Meanwhile Andrew Cowan from Sutton has been awarded UK Young Engineer of the Year for his project, a Search and Rescue Robot which includes a camera and fire extinguisher which allows the user to control the robot and view environmental information from a remote control panel.
a robot builder based in Munakata, Fukuoka Prefecture, has put its rescue robot T-53 Enryu on standby at a dedicated facility in Tsukuba, Ibaraki Prefecture, about 50 kilometers northeast of Tokyo and 170 kilometers southwest of the power plant in Fukushima Prefecture devastated by the March 11 magnitude-9.
Warwick University engineering students are working on using the Xbox to help navigate an innovative rescue robot.
The Kinect is already in use, for instance applied to a search and rescue robot at Warwick University.
Using a Royal Navy rescue robot, they spent five hours cutting through the cables which had held the AS-28 mini-submarine down as its crew ran out of oxygen on the ocean floor.
The company's high-reliability connector ranges have already been proven in a number of products for the unmanned systems market, including NASA's Robonaut programme and Warwick Mobile Robotics' award-winning rescue robot.
A RESCUE robot built by Warwick University students has landed them the top prize in a German competition.
A number of Iran's entries in this year's Robocup did quite well, totally dominating the rescue robot competition, winning not only first place, but second, third and fourth as well.
This is not a mechanical robot hero in a Japanese comic book but a prototype rescue robot named T522 Enryu that was unveiled at a new year's annual fire brigades' drill in Kitakyushu, southern Japan.