[robotics-worldwide] [News] InTechOpen FP7 Monograph: Search and Rescue Robotics - From Theory to Practice

Viktorija Zgela zgela at intechopen.com
Tue Aug 29 00:24:46 PDT 2017

Dear Robotics community,

Following our earlier announcement, InTechOpen has just published a new 
FP7 post-grant pilot financed book, "Search and Rescue Robotics - From 
Theory to Practice" 

The book consists of 10 Open Access chapters written by 48 authors that 
describe the research and results of the ICARUS (Integrated Components 
for Assisted Rescue and Unmanned Search operations) project. We invite 
you to read, download and share all chapters for free.

The "Search and Rescue Robotics - From Theory to Practice" together with 
"RoCKIn: Benchmarking Through Robot Competitions" 
another monograph resulting from an FP7 project, are valuable addition 
not only to our rich portfolio of books in Robotics, but to the Robotics 
community in general. We are sure that they will be useful tool for 
present and future research throughout the world.

If you have a closed or still ongoing FP7 project and would like to 
publish your results for free under the post-grant pilot 
(https://urldefense.proofpoint.com/v2/url?u=https-3A__postgrantoapilot.openaire.eu_&d=DwIDaQ&c=clK7kQUTWtAVEOVIgvi0NU5BOUHhpN0H8p7CSfnc_gI&r=0w3solp5fswiyWF2RL6rSs8MCeFamFEPafDTOhgTfYI&m=p2l1NbXvsmqwnLUfT0RXLypyE5Go6kFoHtnboutekcc&s=ckpNaklfTUOSzi7WVXsMmf8pUACA19tFGAfoJeuUQS8&e=), feel free to contact me at 
zgela at intechopen.com <mailto:zgela at intechopen.com> for more information.

Book info:


Search and Rescue Robotics - From Theory to Practice


ISBN: 978-953-51-3376-6
Publisher: InTechOpen
DOI: 10.5772/intechopen.68449

Contributors: Geert De Cubber, Daniela Doroftei, Konrad Rudin, Karsten 
Berns, Anibal Matos, Daniel Serrano, Jose Manuel Sanchez, Shashank 
Govindaraj, Janusz Bedkowski, Rui Roda, Eduardo Silva, Stephane 
Ourevitch, Rene Wagemans, Victor Lobo, Guerreiro Cardoso, Keshav 
Chintamani, Jeremi Gancet, Pascal Strupler, Atabak Nezhadfard, Massimo 
Tosa, Haris Balta, Jose Almeida, Alfredo Martins, Hugo Ferreira, Bruno 
Ferreira, Jose Alves, Andre Dias, Stefano Fioravanti, Daniele Bertin, 
German Moreno, Jose Cordero, Mario Monteiro Marques, Alberto Grati, 
Hafeez M. Chaudhary, Bart Sheers, Yudani Riobo, Pierre Letier, Mario 
Nunez Jimenez, Miguel Angel Esbri, Pawel Musialik, Irune Badiola, 
Ricardo Goncalves, Antonio Coelho, Thomas Pfister, Karol Majek, Michal 
Pelka, Andrzej Maslowski, Ricardo Baptista

About the book:
In the event of large crises (earthquakes, typhoons, floods, ...), a 
primordial task of the fire and rescue services is the search for human 
survivors on the incident site. This is a complex and dangerous task, 
which - too often - leads to loss of lives among the human crisis 
managers themselves. This book explains how unmanned search can be added 
to the toolkit of the search and rescue workers, offering a valuable 
tool to save human lives and to speed up the search and rescue process. 
The introduction of robotic tools in the world of search and rescue is 
not straightforward, due to the fact that the search and rescue context 
is extremely technology-unfriendly, meaning that very robust solutions, 
which can be deployed extremely quickly, are required. Multiple research 
projects across the world are tackling this problem and in this book, a 
special focus is placed on showcasing the results of the European Union 
ICARUS project on this subject. The ICARUS project proposes to equip 
first responders with a comprehensive and integrated set of unmanned 
search and rescue tools, to increase the situational awareness of human 
crisis managers, so that more work can be done in a shorter amount of 
time. The ICARUS tools consist of assistive unmanned air, ground, and 
sea vehicles, equipped with victim-detection sensors. The unmanned 
vehicles collaborate as a coordinated team, communicating via ad hoc 
cognitive radio networking. To ensure optimal human-robot collaboration, 
these tools are seamlessly integrated into the command and control 
equipment of the human crisis managers and a set of training and support 
tools is provided to them in order to learn to use the ICARUS system.



Ms. Viktorija Zgela
InTech - open science | open minds
E-mail: zgela at intechopen.com <mailto:zgela at intechopen.com>
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