Investigation report of the rescue problem at Hanshin-Awaji Earthquake in Kobe

Satoshi Tadokoro, T. Takamori, K. Osuka, S. Tsurutani

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Abstract

The Great Hanshin-Awaji (Kobe) Earthquake killed more than 6,500 on January 17, 1995. Many people barely escaped from the debris and actively saved buried lives. Rescue facilities are really important for the robust social systems. Robotics and mechatronics are effective for advanced rescue equipment and systems. However, there are only small number of research and development performed until now. In order for robotics researchers to start, analysis of the tasks and requirements is necessary. In this research, the processes of rescue activities just after the disaster were investigated. Specifications of rescue robotic facilities are proposed on the basis of the analysis.

Original languageEnglish
Pages1880-1885
Number of pages6
Publication statusPublished - 2000 Dec 1
Externally publishedYes
Event2000 IEEE/RSJ International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems - Takamatsu, Japan
Duration: 2000 Oct 312000 Nov 5

Other

Other2000 IEEE/RSJ International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems
CountryJapan
CityTakamatsu
Period00/10/3100/11/5

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Control and Systems Engineering

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