DERRT: Disastrous emergency response robot team for cooperative rescue

Nim Ying Law, Yiu Choi Kwong, Jeffrey Jun Qi Lee, Kwun Hang Kwok, Zhao Lang Lam, Yong Yue, Ka Lok Man, Chi Un Lei

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Even though different technologies have been invented to predict natural disasters, we cannot avoid people getting injured or dying. Every time, after a natural disaster, although lots of rescue teams from different parties have been involved in relieving the victims, there are still so many casualties. Therefore, we have proposed a cooperative rescue robot system, called Disastrous Emergency Response Robot Team (DERRT). DERRT is a team of cooperative robots integrated with a great variety of equipment for the sake of saving lives. Basically, our team consists of 4 types of robots, named as "Coordinator", "Crusher", "Saver" and "Lifter". They work collaboratively, which depends on the kind of situation that they face. In this positioning paper, applied technologies, limitations as well as possible extensions of the system are fully discussed.

Original languageEnglish
JournalLecture Notes in Engineering and Computer Science
Issue numberJanuary
Publication statusPublished - 2014
EventInternational MultiConference of Engineers and Computer Scientists, IMECS 2014 - Kowloon, Hong Kong
Duration: 12 Mar 201414 Mar 2014


  • Common core curriculum
  • Cooperative robots
  • Disaster rescue
  • Robot


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