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

Viktorija Zgela
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
[hidden email] <mailto:[hidden email]> 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: [hidden email] <mailto:[hidden email]>
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