Distributed sensors for hazard detection in an urban search and rescue operation

@article{Comte2012DistributedSF,
  title={Distributed sensors for hazard detection in an urban search and rescue operation},
  author={B. R. Le Comte and Gourab Sen Gupta and M. T. Chew},
  journal={2012 IEEE International Instrumentation and Measurement Technology Conference Proceedings},
  year={2012},
  pages={2385-2390}
}
Urban search and rescue is a dangerous and difficult task. The amount of information required to mount a rescue is staggering. This coupled with the time constraints of a rescue operation, mean that decisions are sometimes made without all the facts. Gas leaks or structural weaknesses put everyone in danger and can be difficult to detect without being in the environment itself. Robots can penetrate these disaster zones much more easily than humans or dogs and can detect unseen hazards like gas… CONTINUE READING

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