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NIST and DHS to Test Rescue Robots

Posted 18 Aug 2006 at 02:22 UTC by steve Share This

According to an NIST news release, the US National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) together with the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) will be conducting tests of search and rescue robots under realistic conditions. Test scenarios included simulated natural disasters and terrorist attacks. Robots will have to track down traces of radiation, locate injured people, and survey damage. A variety of robots will be involved in the test including "survey devices that can be thrown into disaster sites, unmanned systems that can cover rugged, uneven terrain, and small rotary-winged aerial reconnaissance drones". The tests will take place on Monday, the 21st of August in Rockville, Maryland. More info including a site overview and photo gallery can be found on the Response Robot Informal Evaluation Exercise #3 webpage.


Excellent research., posted 18 Aug 2006 at 12:07 UTC by marev » (Observer)

Very important and with a lot of applications in various situations.

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