Rescue Robotics with Dr. Robin Murphy

Check out this episode to learn about:

  • The field of rescue and robotics and the challenges it faces.
  • The limitations of using autonomous robots in a disaster situation.
  • How one might enter the field of disaster robotics.

Resources/links:

faculty.cs.tamu.edu/murphy/

http://roboticsthroughsciencefiction.com

http://mitpress.mit.edu/books/disaster-robotics

Summary:

Dr. Robin Murphy is the Raytheon Professor of Computer Science and Engineering at Texas A&M University, and is the director of the Humanitarian Robotics and AI laboratory. She is the co-founder of the field of disaster robotics and founder of  Roboticist Without Borders, a volunteer program that provides unmanned system experts trained in emergency and equipment to agencies.

In this episode of the Roboticist, talks about the origins of the field of rescue robotics, the challenges involved with using robotics in a rescue situation, and where these devices are headed in the future.



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