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Disaster Robotics

Cover Image Copyright Year: 2014
Author(s): Murphy, R.
Publisher: MIT Press
Content Type : Books & eBooks
Topics: Components, Circuits, Devices & Systems ;  Power, Energy, & Industry Applications ;  Robotics & Control Systems
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Abstract

This book offers the definitive guide to the theory and practice of disaster robotics. It can serve as an introduction for researchers and technologists, a reference for emergency managers, and a textbook in field robotics. Written by a pioneering researcher in the field who has herself participated in fifteen deployments of robots in disaster response and recovery, the book covers theory and practice, the history of the field, and specific missions. After a broad overview of rescue robotics in the context of emergency informatics, the book provides a chronological summary and formal analysis of the thirty-four documented deployments of robots to disasters that include the 2001 collapse of the World Trade Center, Hurricane Katrina, the 2010 Haiti earthquake, the Deepwater Horizon oil spill, the 2011 Japanese earthquake and tsunami, and numerous mining accidents. It then examines disaster robotics in the typical robot modalities of ground, air, and marine, addressing such topics as robot types, missions and tasks, and selection heuristics for each modality. Finally, the book discusses types of fieldwork, providing practical advice on matters that include collecting data and collaborating with emergency professionals. The field of disaster robotics has lacked a comprehensive overview. This book by a leader in the field, offering a unique combination of the theoretical and the practical, fills the gap.

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      Front Matter

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      This chapter contains sections titled: Half Title, Intelligent Robotics and Autonomous Agents, Title, Copyright, Dedication, Contents, Preface, Acknowledgments View full abstract»

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      Introduction

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      This chapter contains sections titled: 1.1 Brief History, 1.2 What Is a Rescue Robot?, 1.3 Why Rescue Robotics?, 1.4 Who Uses Rescue Robots?, 1.5 When Can Rescue Robots Be Used?, 1.6 What Are Rescue Robots Used For?, 1.7 Summary View full abstract»

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      Known Deployments and Performance

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      This chapter contains sections titled: 2.1 Where Have Disaster Robots Been Used (and for What)?, 2.2 How Well Do Disaster Robots Work?, 2.3 General Trends, 2.4 Surprises, Gaps, and Open Research Questions, 2.5 Summary View full abstract»

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      Unmanned Ground Vehicles

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      This chapter contains sections titled: 3.1 Types of UGVs, 3.2 Environments, 3.3 Missions and Tasks, 3.4 Where UGVs Have Been Used, 3.5 Selection Heuristics, 3.6 Surprises, Gaps, and Open Research Questions, 3.7 Summary View full abstract»

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      Unmanned Aerial Vehicles

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      This chapter contains sections titled: 4.1 Types of UAVs, 4.2 Environments, 4.3 Missions and Tasks, 4.4 Human—Robot Interaction, 4.5 Selection Heuristics, 4.6 Surprises, Gaps, and Open Research Questions, 4.7 Summary View full abstract»

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      Unmanned Marine Vehicles

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      This chapter contains sections titled: 5.1 Types of UMVs, 5.2 Environments, 5.3 Missions and Tasks, 5.4 Where UMVs Have Been Used, 5.5 Selection Heuristics, 5.6 Surprises, Gaps, and Open Research Questions, 5.7 Summary View full abstract»

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      Conducting Fieldwork

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      This chapter contains sections titled: 6.1 Motivation, 6.2 Four Types of Fieldwork, 6.3 Planning for Fieldwork, 6.4 Organization of Robots and Team Members, 6.5 Design of Data Collection, 6.6 Participation in Responses, 6.7 Summary View full abstract»

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      Common Acronyms and Abbreviations

      Murphy, R.
      Disaster Robotics

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      MIT Press eBook Chapters

      This book offers the definitive guide to the theory and practice of disaster robotics. It can serve as an introduction for researchers and technologists, a reference for emergency managers, and a textbook in field robotics. Written by a pioneering researcher in the field who has herself participated in fifteen deployments of robots in disaster response and recovery, the book covers theory and practice, the history of the field, and specific missions. After a broad overview of rescue robotics in the context of emergency informatics, the book provides a chronological summary and formal analysis of the thirty-four documented deployments of robots to disasters that include the 2001 collapse of the World Trade Center, Hurricane Katrina, the 2010 Haiti earthquake, the Deepwater Horizon oil spill, the 2011 Japanese earthquake and tsunami, and numerous mining accidents. It then examines disaster robotics in the typical robot modalities of ground, air, and marine, addressing such topics as robot types, missions and tasks, and selection heuristics for each modality. Finally, the book discusses types of fieldwork, providing practical advice on matters that include collecting data and collaborating with emergency professionals. The field of disaster robotics has lacked a comprehensive overview. This book by a leader in the field, offering a unique combination of the theoretical and the practical, fills the gap. View full abstract»

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      Glossary

      Murphy, R.
      Disaster Robotics

      Copyright Year: 2014

      MIT Press eBook Chapters

      This book offers the definitive guide to the theory and practice of disaster robotics. It can serve as an introduction for researchers and technologists, a reference for emergency managers, and a textbook in field robotics. Written by a pioneering researcher in the field who has herself participated in fifteen deployments of robots in disaster response and recovery, the book covers theory and practice, the history of the field, and specific missions. After a broad overview of rescue robotics in the context of emergency informatics, the book provides a chronological summary and formal analysis of the thirty-four documented deployments of robots to disasters that include the 2001 collapse of the World Trade Center, Hurricane Katrina, the 2010 Haiti earthquake, the Deepwater Horizon oil spill, the 2011 Japanese earthquake and tsunami, and numerous mining accidents. It then examines disaster robotics in the typical robot modalities of ground, air, and marine, addressing such topics as robot types, missions and tasks, and selection heuristics for each modality. Finally, the book discusses types of fieldwork, providing practical advice on matters that include collecting data and collaborating with emergency professionals. The field of disaster robotics has lacked a comprehensive overview. This book by a leader in the field, offering a unique combination of the theoretical and the practical, fills the gap. View full abstract»

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      References

      Murphy, R.
      Disaster Robotics

      Copyright Year: 2014

      MIT Press eBook Chapters

      This book offers the definitive guide to the theory and practice of disaster robotics. It can serve as an introduction for researchers and technologists, a reference for emergency managers, and a textbook in field robotics. Written by a pioneering researcher in the field who has herself participated in fifteen deployments of robots in disaster response and recovery, the book covers theory and practice, the history of the field, and specific missions. After a broad overview of rescue robotics in the context of emergency informatics, the book provides a chronological summary and formal analysis of the thirty-four documented deployments of robots to disasters that include the 2001 collapse of the World Trade Center, Hurricane Katrina, the 2010 Haiti earthquake, the Deepwater Horizon oil spill, the 2011 Japanese earthquake and tsunami, and numerous mining accidents. It then examines disaster robotics in the typical robot modalities of ground, air, and marine, addressing such topics as robot types, missions and tasks, and selection heuristics for each modality. Finally, the book discusses types of fieldwork, providing practical advice on matters that include collecting data and collaborating with emergency professionals. The field of disaster robotics has lacked a comprehensive overview. This book by a leader in the field, offering a unique combination of the theoretical and the practical, fills the gap. View full abstract»

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      Index

      Murphy, R.
      Disaster Robotics

      Copyright Year: 2014

      MIT Press eBook Chapters

      This book offers the definitive guide to the theory and practice of disaster robotics. It can serve as an introduction for researchers and technologists, a reference for emergency managers, and a textbook in field robotics. Written by a pioneering researcher in the field who has herself participated in fifteen deployments of robots in disaster response and recovery, the book covers theory and practice, the history of the field, and specific missions. After a broad overview of rescue robotics in the context of emergency informatics, the book provides a chronological summary and formal analysis of the thirty-four documented deployments of robots to disasters that include the 2001 collapse of the World Trade Center, Hurricane Katrina, the 2010 Haiti earthquake, the Deepwater Horizon oil spill, the 2011 Japanese earthquake and tsunami, and numerous mining accidents. It then examines disaster robotics in the typical robot modalities of ground, air, and marine, addressing such topics as robot types, missions and tasks, and selection heuristics for each modality. Finally, the book discusses types of fieldwork, providing practical advice on matters that include collecting data and collaborating with emergency professionals. The field of disaster robotics has lacked a comprehensive overview. This book by a leader in the field, offering a unique combination of the theoretical and the practical, fills the gap. View full abstract»

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      Intelligent Robotics and Autonomous Agents

      Murphy, R.
      Disaster Robotics

      Copyright Year: 2014

      MIT Press eBook Chapters

      This book offers the definitive guide to the theory and practice of disaster robotics. It can serve as an introduction for researchers and technologists, a reference for emergency managers, and a textbook in field robotics. Written by a pioneering researcher in the field who has herself participated in fifteen deployments of robots in disaster response and recovery, the book covers theory and practice, the history of the field, and specific missions. After a broad overview of rescue robotics in the context of emergency informatics, the book provides a chronological summary and formal analysis of the thirty-four documented deployments of robots to disasters that include the 2001 collapse of the World Trade Center, Hurricane Katrina, the 2010 Haiti earthquake, the Deepwater Horizon oil spill, the 2011 Japanese earthquake and tsunami, and numerous mining accidents. It then examines disaster robotics in the typical robot modalities of ground, air, and marine, addressing such topics as robot types, missions and tasks, and selection heuristics for each modality. Finally, the book discusses types of fieldwork, providing practical advice on matters that include collecting data and collaborating with emergency professionals. The field of disaster robotics has lacked a comprehensive overview. This book by a leader in the field, offering a unique combination of the theoretical and the practical, fills the gap. View full abstract»