Rescue robots and systems in Japan

Fumitoshi Matsuno, Satoshi Tadokoro

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Abstract

Intelligent rescue systems with high information and robot technology have been expected to mitigate disaster damages, especially in Japan after the 1995 Hanshin-Awaji Earthquake. In development of robots for search and rescue tasks it is important to develop a robot which can actually work in a real disaster site. Several robots were used for the search and detection operation in the collapsed World Trade Center building in September 2001. From 2002 "Special Project for Earthquake Disaster Mitigation in Urban Areas" (5 yeras project) launched by Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology, Japan. It aims at significant mitigation the earthquake disaster damage on the scale of the Great Hanshin Earthquake, in big city regions such as Tokyo metropolitan area and Keihanshin area. In this paper, the problem domain of earthquake disasters and search-and-rescue processes is clarified with introducing an overview of this project.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings - 2004 IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Biomimetics, IEEE ROBIO 2004
Pages12-20
Number of pages9
Publication statusPublished - 2004 Dec 1
Externally publishedYes
EventProceedings - 2004 IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Biomimetics, IEEE ROBIO 2004 - Shenyang, China
Duration: 2004 Aug 222004 Aug 26

Publication series

NameProceedings - 2004 IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Biomimetics, IEEE ROBIO 2004

Other

OtherProceedings - 2004 IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Biomimetics, IEEE ROBIO 2004
CountryChina
CityShenyang
Period04/8/2204/8/26

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  • Engineering(all)

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    Matsuno, F., & Tadokoro, S. (2004). Rescue robots and systems in Japan. In Proceedings - 2004 IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Biomimetics, IEEE ROBIO 2004 (pp. 12-20). (Proceedings - 2004 IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Biomimetics, IEEE ROBIO 2004).