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Springer Tracts in Advanced Robotics

Disaster Robotics

Results from the ImPACT Tough Robotics Challenge

Editors: Tadokoro, Satoshi (Ed.)

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  • Describes the latest developments in robotics applications for disaster response, recovery, and disaster preparedness 
  • Covers six new robot technologies using suits for the cyber-enhancement of rescue dogs, a snake-like robot that can investigate disaster sites, perambulating four-/two-leg robots, and UAVs 
  • Discusses the technical advances and presents cases studies on their use in real disaster situations 
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About this book

This book introduces readers to the latest findings on disaster robotics. It is based on the ImPACT Tough Robotics Challenge, a national project spearheaded by the Japan Cabinet Office that focuses on developing robotics technologies to aid in disaster response, recovery and preparedness. It presents six subprojects that involve robot platforms and several component technologies used in conjunction with robots: 

  • cyber rescue canines, which are digitally empowered rescue dogs; 
  • serpent-like robots for searching debris; 
  • serpent-like robots for plant/infrastructure inspection; 
  • UAVs for gathering information on large areas struck by disaster; 
  • legged robots for plant/infrastructure inspection in risky places; and 
  • construction robots for recovery tasks that require both power and precision. 

The book offers a valuable source of information for researchers, engineers and practitioners in safety, security and rescue robotics, disaster robotics, and plant and infrastructure maintenance. It will also appeal to a wider demographic, including students and academics, as it highlights application scenarios and the total concept for each robot in various scientific and technical contexts.
In addition to a wealth of figures and photos that explain these robots and systems, as well as experimental data, the book includes a comprehensive list of published papers from this project for readers to refer to. Lastly, an external website offers video footage and updated information from the International Rescue System Institute.

About the authors

Satoshi Tadokoro graduated from the University of Tokyo in 1984. He served as an Associate Professor at Kobe University from 1993 to 2005, and has been a Professor at Tohoku University since 2005. He has been president of the International Rescue System Institute since 2002 and was the IEEE RAS President from 2016 to 2017. He served as project manager for the MEXT DDT Project on rescue robotics, which involved more than 100 professors nationwide, from 2002 to 2007, and served as a PI of numerous NEDO projects related to disaster robotics. His team has developed various rescue robots, two of which, Quince and Active Scope Camera, are well-known because they were used in the nuclear reactor buildings following the Fukushima-Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant Accident. The project manager for Japan Cabinet Office’s ImPACT Project (2014 to 2018), he is an IEEE Fellow, RSJ Fellow, JSME Fellow, and SICE Fellow. 

Table of contents (11 chapters)

Table of contents (11 chapters)

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eBook 118,99 €
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Disaster Robotics
Book Subtitle
Results from the ImPACT Tough Robotics Challenge
Editors
  • Satoshi Tadokoro
Series Title
Springer Tracts in Advanced Robotics
Series Volume
128
Copyright
2019
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
Springer Nature Switzerland AG
eBook ISBN
978-3-030-05321-5
DOI
10.1007/978-3-030-05321-5
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-030-05320-8
Series ISSN
1610-7438
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XI, 534
Number of Illustrations
44 b/w illustrations, 399 illustrations in colour
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