[robotics-worldwide] Disaster Robotics Training Dates: May 20, 2011, and Nov. 18, 2011

Robin Murphy murphy at cse.tamu.edu
Tue May 17 07:42:04 PDT 2011


The Roboticists Without Borders program at the Center for Robot-Assisted
Search and Rescue is hosting a short introduction to disasters on May 20,
2011, at Disaster City, Texas A&M, and tentatively a full-day session on
Nov. 18, 2011, where members will work with responses teams after vetting
their robots at the NIST exercise. The Nov. 18 event will qualify new
members for deployment. Industry and university groups may join RWOB, there
is no membership fee.

In addition, there will be a 1/2 day tutorial on rescue robotics at IROS on
Monday, Sept 26, 2011, which will introduce the domain theory and research
issues.

The Center for Robot-Assisted Search and Rescue has matched international
land, marine, and aerial robots with needs at over a dozen disasters
starting with the 9/11 World Trade Center Collapse and most recently
assisting with the Japanese tsunami search and recovery in collaboration
with the International Rescue Systems Institute. Teams are deployed at no
cost to the requesting agency and members donate their time and robots in a
true humanitarian spirit.

For more information:

http://crasar.org/roboticists-without-borders/
http://www.iros2011.org/workshops-and-tutorials
http://tab.ieee-ras.org/committeeinfo.php?tcid=21

Please let me know if you have questions.

-- 
Prof. Robin R. Murphy, PhD  IEEE Fellow
Raytheon Professor of Computer Science & Engineering
Director, Center for Robot-Assisted Search and Rescue
Texas A&M University
office phone: 1-979-845-8737 location: HR Bright 333C
http://faculty.cse.tamu.edu/murphy/
http://www.crasar.org


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