Two days ago, on April 18th, Dr. Robin Murphy, Director of the
Center for Robot-Assisted Search and Rescue (CRASAR),
reported that she had arrived back in Japan,
as part of a team of five people and four different
suitcase-sized, remotely operated marine robots,
deployed as part of
Roboticists Without Borders,
and operating in Japan under the auspices of the
International Rescue System Institute (IRS).
by describing the use of two robots in conjunction, a
to approximately locate objects of interest, and a
to more precisely locate the object. Dr. Murphy's
posts have been picked up by
and by the website of the
the IEEE Robotics & automation Society (RAS).
RAS also states
a forum titled
Preliminary Report on the Disaster and Robotics in Japan
is planned for
to take place in Shanghai, China.