How Robots Are Changing Disaster Response and Recovery

Robin Murphy is the director of the Center for Robot-Assisted Search and Rescue at Texas A&M University.

by / January 29, 2015

Robin Murphy is a leader in the field of disaster robotics, having started working on the topic in 1995 and researching how the mobile technologies have been used in 46 emergency responses worldwide. She has developed robots that have helped during responses to numerous emergencies, including 9/11 and Hurricane Katrina. As director of the Center for Robot-Assisted Search and Rescue at Texas A&M University, Murphy works to advance the technology while also traveling to disasters when called upon to help agencies determine how robots can aid the response. The center’s first deployment was in response to 9/11, which also was the first reported use of a robot during emergency response.

Full article here Robot Assisted S&R 


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Comment by Thomas J Coyle III on February 2, 2015 at 8:20am

It is nice to see more women becoming experts in the sUAS field.



Comment by Cala on February 2, 2015 at 4:19pm

Yesss, I'm not know why there aren't more women in UAV field, it's amaizing for women too. ;)


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