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2009 (English)In: Safety, Security & Rescue Robotics (SSRR), 2009 IEEE International Workshop on, 2009, 1-6 p.Conference paper (Refereed)
Abstract [en]

In the event of an emergency due to a fire or other crisis, a necessary but time consuming pre-requisite, that could delay the real rescue operation, is to establish whether the ground or area can be entered safely by human emergency workers. The objective of the VIEW-FINDER project is to develop robots which have the primary task of gathering data. The robots are equipped with sensors that detect the presence of chemicals and, in parallel, image data is collected and forwarded to an advanced Control station (COC). The robots will be equipped with a wide array of chemical sensors, on-board cameras, Laser and other sensors to enhance scene understanding and reconstruction. At the Base Station (BS) the data is processed and combined with geographical information originating from a web of sources; thus providing the personnel leading the operation with in-situ processed data that can improve decision making. This paper will focus on the Crisis Management Information System that has been developed for improving a Disaster Management Action Plan and for linking the Control Station with a out-site Crisis Management Centre, and on the software tools implemented on the mobile robot gathering data in the outdoor area of the crisis.

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2009. 1-6 p.
Keyword [en]
3D modeling, Crisis management, Robotics, VSLAM, 3-d modeling, Action plan, Advanced control, Control station, Disaster management, Emergency workers, Fire fighting, Geographical information, Image data, In-situ, Onboard camera, Primary task, Rescue operations, Scene understanding, Software tool, Computer software, Disaster prevention, Knowledge management, Management, Management information systems, Sensors, Technical presentations, Three dimensional, Robots
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Computer Vision and Robotics (Autonomous Systems)
URN: urn:nbn:se:kth:diva-50994DOI: 10.1109/SSRR.2009.5424172ISBN: 9781424456291OAI: diva2:463167
2009 IEEE International Workshop on Safety, Security and Rescue Robotics, SSRR 2009; Denver, CO; 3 November 2009 through 6 November 2009
Vision and Chemiresistor Equipped Web-connected Finding Robots (View-Finder), FP6-IST-2006-045541
QC 20111213Available from: 2011-12-08 Created: 2011-12-08 Last updated: 2011-12-13Bibliographically approved

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