Disaster Robotics Lab

Research Activities

In Eastern Japan Earthquake, various robot technologies were applied and achieved effective results for nuclear plant accident response, port inspection, victim search, structural inspection, etc. Such new technologies of remote/automatic equipment will be needed for every aspect of disaster management. Their main contributions are 1) safe and efficient task execution that human cannot do, 2) reduction of risk against disasters, and 3) cost reduction of disaster management.

This laboratory promotes research and development of robotics and related technologies that contributes wide range of disaster management including search & rescue and disaster response.

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