28 Feb '13, 6pm

Robot to Human: “Trust Me”: Rescue robots respond to operator stress levels

Robot to Human: “Trust Me”: Rescue robots respond to operator stress levels

Photo: Panagotis Papadakis Search and Rescue: Researchers in Europe explored how well rescuers worked with robots in disaster situations. They found the relationships a bit strained. In a crisis control center, several teams of firefighters in Montelibretti, Italy, used laptops to guide a robotic ground vehicle into a smoke-filled highway tunnel. Inside, overturned motorcycles, errant cars, and spilled pallets impeded the robot’s progress. The rover, equipped with a video camera and autonomous navigation software, was capable of crawling through the wreckage unguided while humans monitored the video footage for accident victims. But most of the time the firefighters took manual control once the robot was a few meters into the tunnel.
 Although the search was just an experiment, microphones recorded clear signs of stress during several tests of the scenario: The firefighter...

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