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By Robin R. Murphy

This booklet bargains the definitive advisor to the speculation and perform of catastrophe robotics. it may well function an creation for researchers and technologists, a reference for emergency managers, and a textbook in box robotics. Written by means of a pioneering researcher within the box who has herself participated in fifteen deployments of robots in catastrophe reaction and restoration, the ebook covers conception and perform, the background of the sector, and particular missions. After a large review of rescue robotics within the context of emergency informatics, the e-book offers a chronological precis and formal research of the thirty-four documented deployments of robots to failures that come with the 2001 cave in of the realm alternate middle, storm Katrina, the 2010 Haiti earthquake, the Deepwater Horizon oil spill, the 2011 eastern earthquake and tsunami, and diverse mining injuries. It then examines catastrophe robotics within the common robotic modalities of floor, air, and marine, addressing such subject matters as robotic forms, missions and initiatives, and choice heuristics for every modality. eventually, the booklet discusses different types of fieldwork, delivering sensible recommendation on issues that come with amassing info and taking part with emergency pros. the sector of catastrophe robotics has lacked a finished assessment. This ebook via a pacesetter within the box, providing a distinct mix of the theoretical and the sensible, fills the gap.

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