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Field studies of safety security rescue technologies through training and response activities
Author(s): Robin R. Murphy; Sam Stover
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Paper Abstract

This paper describes the field-oriented philosophy of the Institute for Safety Security Rescue Technology (iSSRT) and summarizes the activities and lessons learned during calendar year 2005 of its two centers: the Center for Robot-Assisted Search and Rescue and the NSF Safety Security Rescue industry/university cooperative research center. In 2005, iSSRT participated in four responses (La Conchita, CA, Mudslides, Hurricane Dennis, Hurricane Katrina, Hurricane Wilma) and conducted three field experiments (NJTF-1, Camp Hurricane, Richmond, MO). The lessons learned covered mobility, operator control units, wireless communications, and general reliability. The work has collectively identified six emerging issues for future work. Based on these studies, a 10-hour, 1 continuing education unit credit course on rescue robotics has been created and is available. Rescue robots and sensors are available for loan upon request.

Paper Details

Date Published: 12 May 2006
PDF: 10 pages
Proc. SPIE 6230, Unmanned Systems Technology VIII, 62300M (12 May 2006); doi: 10.1117/12.668919
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Robin R. Murphy, Univ. of South Florida (United States)
Sam Stover, Univ. of South Florida (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 6230:
Unmanned Systems Technology VIII
Grant R. Gerhart; Charles M. Shoemaker; Douglas W. Gage, Editor(s)

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