Enhancing Disaster Rescue Missions


A disaster-struck environment can be unsafe for humans. A smart robot, however, can navigate its way, making search-and-rescue missions safer and more effective.

Using sensors such as vision and laser rangefinders that measure the distance to an object, the robot can create a map of the unknown environment. The smart robot will automatically search and locate survivors and their vital signs in the disaster zone, unlike current robots which have to be remotely controlled.

Through advanced computer algorithms, the robot will be able to convert sensor data to images that its human operators can easily understand.

With such advanced capabilities, crisis responders would be able to optimize tasks and deploy resources under challenging conditions during disasters.