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Title Disaster robotics / Robin R. Murphy.
Imprint Cambridge, Massachusetts : The MIT Press, [2014]


 Internet  Electronic Book    AVAILABLE
Description 1 online resource (xvl, 224 pages) : illustrations.
Series Intelligent robotics and autonomous agents
Intelligent robotics and autonomous agents.
Bibliog. Includes bibliographical references and index.
Note Available only to authorized UTEP users.
Print version record.
Subject Robots in search and rescue operations.
Mobile robots.
Genre Electronic books.
Contents Known deployments and performance -- Unmanned ground vehicles -- Unmanned aerial vehicles -- Unmanned marine vehicles -- Conducting fieldwork.
Summary This book acts as a guide to the theory and practice of disaster robotics. It can serve as an introduction for researchers and technologists, a reference for emergency managers, and a textbook in field robotics. After an overview of rescue robotics in the context of emergency informatics, it provides a chronological summary and formal analysis of the thirty-four documented deployments of robots to disasters that include the 2001 collapse of the World Trade Center, Hurricane Katrina, the 2010 Haiti earthquake, the Deepwater Horizon oil spill, the 2011 Japanese earthquake and tsunami, and numerous mining accidents. It then examines disaster robotics in the typical robot modalities of ground, air, and marine, addressing topics of: robot types, missions and tasks, and selection heuristics for each modality. The book also discusses types of fieldwork, providing advice on matters that include collecting data and collaborating with emergency professionals. -- Edited summary from book.
Other Title Print version: Murphy, Robin, 1957- Disaster robotics 9780262027359