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A Modular Approach for Remote Operation of Humanoid Robots in Search and Rescue Scenarios [chapter]

Alessandro Settimi, Corrado Pavan, Valerio Varricchio, Mirko Ferrati, Enrico Mingo Hoffman, Alessio Rocchi, Kamilo Melo, Nikos G. Tsagarakis, Antonio Bicchi
2014 Lecture Notes in Computer Science  
In the present work we have designed and implemented a modular, robust and user-friendly Pilot Interface meant to control humanoid robots in rescue scenarios during dangerous missions.  ...  We follow the common approach where the robot is semi-autonomous and it is remotely controlled by a human operator.  ...  activities in future disaster response operations 1 , thus producing a growing interest in Urban Search And Rescue (USAR) robotic research worldwide.  ... 
doi:10.1007/978-3-319-13823-7_18 fatcat:77vhcmtvafakxctksenhwux3mu

Review and Analysis of Search, Extraction, Evacuation, and Medical Field Treatment Robots

Adam Williams, Bijo Sebastian, Pinhas Ben-Tzvi
2019 Journal of Intelligent and Robotic Systems  
One of the most impactful and exciting applications of robotic technology, especially autonomous and semi-autonomous systems, is in the field of search and rescue.  ...  This paper examines the use of robotic systems in human rescue applications, with an emphasis on performing search, extraction, evacuation, and medical field treatment procedures.  ...  Publisher's Note Springer Nature remains neutral with regard to jurisdictional claims in published maps and institutional affiliations.  ... 
doi:10.1007/s10846-019-00991-6 fatcat:xsjgxku4gbgz7cgujutkhbxobe

Introduction to the Use of Robotic Tools for Search and Rescue [chapter]

Geert De Cubber, Daniela Doroftei, Konrad Rudin, Karsten Berns, Anibal Matos, Daniel Serrano, Jose Sanchez, Shashank Govindaraj, Janusz Bedkowski, Rui Roda, Eduardo Silva, Stephane Ourevitch
2017 Search and Rescue Robotics - From Theory to Practice  
The use of robotic assets in search and rescue operations is explained and an overview is given of the worldwide efforts to incorporate robotic tools in search and rescue operations.  ...  Modern search and rescue workers are equipped with a powerful toolkit to address natural and man-made disasters.  ...  [14] where semi-autonomous robots had to execute a number of tasks in urban search and rescue disaster response scenarios.  ... 
doi:10.5772/intechopen.69489 fatcat:iyq5muisobhpvhzddiduajxmzu

An overview of robotics and autonomous systems for harsh environments

Cuebong Wong, Erfu Yang, Xiu-Tian Yan, Dongbing Gu
2017 2017 23rd International Conference on Automation and Computing (ICAC)  
This paper reviews some key application areas of robotics that involve interactions with harsh environments (such as search and rescue, space exploration, and deep-sea operations), gives an overview of  ...  Hence, a wide range of robots have been developed and deployed to replace or aid humans in these activities.  ...  The development of a ground vehicle robot for a different set of search and rescue needs was presented in [28] .  ... 
doi:10.23919/iconac.2017.8082020 dblp:conf/iconac/WongYYG17 fatcat:dgulqodjdnaxhbdapocu6skfve


Martin Friedmann, Jutta Kiener, Sebastian Petters, Dirk Thomas, Oskar von Stryk
2006 IFAC Proceedings Volumes  
For the exemplary application in autonomous robot soccer teams configurable and portable algorithms for vision, world modeling, behavior and motion control have been developed on top of the framework.  ...  Based on these instruments, different applications for homogeneous and heterogeneous robot teams can be realized in short time.  ...  Midterm objectives are the extension and implementation of the framework and tools on lightweight outdoor robotic systems for the use in autonomous search and rescue operations.  ... 
doi:10.3182/20061002-2-br-4906.00010 fatcat:atakt7tb5vd5zmtr5cb22p4au4

Towards intelligent social robots: Current advances in cognitive robotics

Amir Aly, Sascha Griffiths, Francesca Stramandinoli
2017 Cognitive Systems Research  
The integration of multisensory information plays a crucial role in autonomous robotics.  ...  Experiments on a dataset of 10 full-body actions show that our architecture is able to learn action-word mappings without the need of segmenting training samples for ground-truth labelling.  ...  Tele-operated robot is mainly focused on manipulating objects by a human operator in the remote site.  ... 
doi:10.1016/j.cogsys.2016.11.005 fatcat:ptmokg2tbrdblgwhnkbclxecri

Multilevel Testing of Control Software for Teams of Autonomous Mobile Robots [chapter]

Sebastian Petters, Dirk Thomas, Martin Friedmann, Oskar von Stryk
2008 Lecture Notes in Computer Science  
But testing and debugging the resulting system as teached in modern software engineering to be free of errors and tolerant to sensor noise in a real world scenario is to a large extend beyond the scope  ...  Developing control software for teams of autonomous mobile robots is a challenging task, which can be facilitated using frameworks with ready to use components.  ...  Similar challenges can be found in many other real world applications (e.g. cooperative search and rescue, exploration operations).  ... 
doi:10.1007/978-3-540-89076-8_20 fatcat:ge3qawnx4jbofc7jmsjly2puqa

Development and Improvement of Technology in Emergency Response

Ionel Nuţă, Octavian Orban, Lucian Grigore
2015 Procedia Economics and Finance  
One solution is the development of families of robots specialized for prevention and intervention , capable of movement in critical areas before the emergency to be unleashed and out of control , to save  ...  In both fields the primary role plays the man who has to travel on site, analyse, and make decisions of life and death for solving emergencies .  ...  They have been used successfully to nuclear disaster in Fukushima, for reconnaissance operations, observation, assessment, search and rescue survivors.  ... 
doi:10.1016/s2212-5671(15)01438-0 fatcat:fmajcfqpmrbnjg2xaua6c5zh6u

RoboCup 2004 Overview [chapter]

Pedro Lima, Luis Custódio
2005 Lecture Notes in Computer Science  
Acknowledgements The authors would like to thank the contributions from the chairs of the League Organizing Committees for RoboCup2004: Yasutake Takahashi, Beng Kiat Ng, Thomas Röfer, Changjiu Zhou, Oliver  ...  Obst, Adam Jacoff, Levent Akin and Gerhard Kraezschmar.  ...  robot platform for teams to use if they choose, based on a standard kit of components, modular control architecture, and support for the simulation mentioned above.  ... 
doi:10.1007/978-3-540-32256-6_1 fatcat:qpaxdbazojautglfazolubllem

The road to RoboCup 2050

H.D. Burkhard, D. Duhaut, M. Fujita, P. Lima, R. Murphy, R. Rojas
2002 IEEE robotics & automation magazine  
T he ultimate goal of the RoboCup initiative is stated as follows [1]: By mid-21st century, a team of fully autonomous humanoid robot soccer players shall win the soccer game, comply with the official  ...  The Year 2050 Goal What does it mean to implement human-like behavior in robots, and how can we make them perform better than JUNE 2002  ...  Acknowledgments The authors want to thank all the participants in the road map discussions, and special thanks are given to Hiroaki Kitano for an additional contribution to the humanoid league.  ... 
doi:10.1109/mra.2002.1019488 fatcat:4ufapwnppbdj5ocmor6jtjvq4u

Study of efficiency of USAR operations with assistive technologies

Quirin Hamp, Omar Gorgis, Patrick Labenda, Marc Neumann, Thomas Predki, Leif Heckes, Alexander Kleiner, Leonhard M. Reindl
2013 Advanced Robotics  
, a snake-like rescue robot, and the decision support system FRIEDAA were evaluated and compared with conventional USAR missions.  ...  In particular, USAR missions assisted by the "bioradar", a ground-penetrating radar system for the detection of humanoid movements, a semi-active video probe of more than 10 m length for rubble pile exploration  ...  Furthermore, we are most grateful for the support of the German  ... 
doi:10.1080/01691864.2013.763723 fatcat:hgvtrqihnrfgnphsgsxvad7hsa

IoT-aided robotics applications: Technological implications, target domains and open issues

L.A. Grieco, A. Rizzo, S. Colucci, S. Sicari, G. Piro, D. Di Paola, G. Boggia
2014 Computer Communications  
Most of modern robots, in fact, are equipped with sensing, computing, and communication capabilities, which make them able to execute complex and coordinated operations.  ...  Envisaged IoT-aided robotics applications Both IoT-based and robotics applications have been successfully applied in several scenarios.  ...  Typical examples are robots for agriculture and forestry, for industrial and military activities, and for search and rescue operations.  ... 
doi:10.1016/j.comcom.2014.07.013 fatcat:2sahzq6n7jef7cv53mqhunkyfy

Multi-agent Behavior Composition through Adaptable Software Architectures and Tangible Interfaces [chapter]

Gabriele Randelli, Luca Marchetti, Francesco Antonio Marino, Luca Iocchi
2011 Lecture Notes in Computer Science  
In this paper, we introduce a novel approach to integrate Tangible User Interfaces within a reconfigurable software architecture, for cooperative Multi-Robot Systems.  ...  However, the interaction among multiple robots and a human operator still requires a non-negligible effort to be effective.  ...  This framework is successfully used in different contexts, such as robotic platforms for Urban Search And Rescue (USAR), robotic soccer (Nao Humanoid ), UAVs.  ... 
doi:10.1007/978-3-642-20217-9_24 fatcat:ydcg72qykrbg7pbynwnvp75i6q

A review of the challenges in mobile manipulation: systems design and RoboCup challenges

Martin Sereinig, Wolfgang Werth, Lisa-Marie Faller
2020 e & i Elektrotechnik und Informationstechnik  
Mobile robotics is already well established in today's production lines. Navigation, control and perception for mobile robots are vivid fields of research fostering advances in Industry 4.0.  ...  Due to the operation of such increasingly complex systems in less structured and dynamic environments -often in close contact with humansmore demanding challenges evolve in terms of systems design, control  ...  The RoboCup Rescue competition simulates the search for victims in a disaster scenario such as after an earthquake or flooding in an urban environment.  ... 
doi:10.1007/s00502-020-00823-8 fatcat:wdkil2ujjvhfrbkjf4qcnuhd5i

Detection of Landmines Using Nuclear Quadrupole Resonance (NQR): Signal Processing to Aid Classification [chapter]

S. D. Somasundaram, K. Althoefer, J. A. S. Smith, L. D. Seneviratne
2006 Climbing and Walking Robots  
This work has been extended to multi-robot searching scenarios and it has been shown that co-operation leads to improvements in search efficiency and robustness of the search strategies.  ...  Abstract In this paper we introduce a method for telepresence-based remote operation by using the picture of a panoramic camera as input for tracked video-goggles.  ...  Peristaltic locomotion: application to a worm-like robot Abstract New solutions in explorative and service robotics are required in many application fields, e.g. medical and inspection/maintenance/rescue  ... 
doi:10.1007/3-540-26415-9_100 dblp:conf/clawar/SomasundaramASS05 fatcat:4vu25zlx65dszgbcxkusxozfve
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