DDT project on rescue robots and systems

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This paper introduces an overview of the MEXT DDT Project focusing on large-scale urban earthquakes, which are the most important disaster to be prepared for in Japan. Various rescue robots and systems to minimize the damage after incidences are being developed by 4 mission units: aero robots, on-rubble/underground robots, in-rubble robots, and equipment for social infrastructure. Many systems such as Soryu IV, HERIOS VIII and Rescue Communicator are being produced by intensive collaboration of university/corporation researchers nationwide, and are being tested by IRS-U, a volunteer group of firefighters to make them actually used in disaster in the future.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2006 SICE-ICASE International Joint Conference
Number of pages6
Publication statusPublished - 2006
Event2006 SICE-ICASE International Joint Conference - Busan, Korea, Republic of
Duration: 2006 Oct 182006 Oct 21

Publication series

Name2006 SICE-ICASE International Joint Conference


Conference2006 SICE-ICASE International Joint Conference
Country/TerritoryKorea, Republic of


  • Disaster response
  • Rescue robot
  • Rescue systems


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