In urban search and rescue (USAR) applications, robots play a pivotal role. As USAR is time sensitive, swarm of robots is preferred over single robot for victim search. Tethered robots are widely used in USAR applications because tether provides robust data communication and power supply. The problem with using tethers in a collapsed, unstructured… (More)
Autonomous robots can be tethered or untethered. For applications which are time-intensive or those which involve noisy environments, tethered robots are preferred. This is because tethers provide robust data communication and uninterrupted power delivery. Tether management is an important research domain, which has not been well explored. Our research work… (More)
A role play activity, in which people become tethered search robots, was trialled. The main constraint was space on the science centre floor, which reduced the effectiveness of the message.