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Managing Risk in Disaster Scenarios with Autonomous Robots

  title={Managing Risk in Disaster Scenarios with Autonomous Robots},
  author={Daniel P. Stormont and Vicki H. Allan},
  journal={Journal on Systemics, Cybernetics and Informatics},
  • D. Stormont, V. Allan
  • Published 1 August 2009
  • Computer Science
  • Journal on Systemics, Cybernetics and Informatics
Disaster areas are one of the most challenging environments faced by mankind. Uncertainty, hazards, and limited availability of rescuers all impact the ability to save lives. Prepositioned autonomous rescue robots offer promise in assisting the first responders to a disaster site, but there is a challenge to using robots in hazardous environments: numerous studies have shown that human rescuers lack trust in fully autonomous systems. This paper introduces the aspects of disaster areas that make… 

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