An overview of the DDT Project

Satoshi Tadokoro, Fumitoshi Matsuno, Hajime Asama, Masahiko Onosato, Koichi Osuka, Tomoharu Doi, Hiroaki Nakanishi, Itsuki Noda, Koichi Suzumori, Toshi Takamori, Takashi Tsubouchi, Yasuyoshi Yokokohji, Mika Murata

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The DDT Project on rescue robots and related technologies was carried out in Japan's fiscal years 2002-2006 by nationwide researchers, and was organized by International Rescue System Institute. The objective of this project was to develop practical technologies related to robotics as a countermeasure against earthquake disasters, and include robots, intelligent sensors, information equipment, and human interfaces that support emergency responses such as urban search and rescue, particularly victim search, information gathering, and communication. Typical technologies are teleoperated robots for victim search in hazardous disaster areas, and robotic systems with distributed sensors for gathering disaster information to support human decision making. This chapter introduces the objective of this project, and a brief overview of the research results.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationRescue Robotics
Subtitle of host publicationDDT Project on Robots and Systems for Urban Search and Rescue
PublisherSpringer London
Number of pages15
ISBN (Print)9781848824737
Publication statusPublished - 2009


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