Disaster Robotics Research Project

TRADR: Long-Term Human-Robot Teaming for Disaster Response

TRADR is an integrated european research project funded by the EU FP7 Programme, ICT: Cognitive systems, interaction, robotics (Project Nr. 609763) in the area of robot-assisted disaster response (disaster robotics; robot search and rescue).

Using a proven-in-practice user-centric design methodology, TRADR develops novel science and technology for human-robot teams to assist in urban search and rescue disaster response efforts, which stretch over multiple sorties in missions that may take several days or weeks. The novel technology makes the experience during robot-assisted response to an emergency persistent. Various kinds of robots collaborate with human team members to explore or search the disaster environment, and gather physical samples from the incident site. Throughout this collaborative effort, TRADR enables the team to gradually develop its understanding of the disaster area over multiple, possibly asynchronous sorties (persistent environment models), to improve team members’ understanding of how to work in the area (persistent multi-robot action models), and to improve team-work (persistent human-robot teaming). TRADR focuses on an industrial accident scenario, but the technology is equally applicable for using robots in other disaster, emergency and urban search and rescue (USAR) scenarios, such as earthquake relief, as the TRADR deployment of robots in Amatrice, Italy, on September 1st 2016 shows.


 

Latest News

Fourth TRADR Evaluation Exercise

TRADR Evaluation Exercise (T-Eval 2017)


This year the last TRADR Evaluation exercise (T-Eval) took place in the port of Rotterdam, the Netherlands, from 13 to 16 November 2017.

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TRADR Technology Day 2017

TRADR Technology Day 2017


More than 60 guests from the Netherlands and abroad gathered on the premises of the RDM Congress Center in Rotterdam on November 17 2017 for the TRADR Technology Day.

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Best Paper Award at SSRR 2017

TRADR Team members received the best paper award at the SSRR 2017 in Shanghai. Congratulations!!


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Latest News:

2017 European Robotics Forum Workshop on S&R Robots

A TRADR related workshop on Search and Rescue robotics will be held in Edinbourgh on March, 23 inside the European Robotics Forum 2017.

More details can be found here.

 


 

Events


November

13-16
2017

TRADR Evaluation Exercise (T-Eval 2017)


The yearly and final TRADR Evaluation exercise (T-Eval) will take place on November 13-16, 2017 in Rotterdam, Netherlands.


September

21-22
2017

TRADR at ROSCon 2017

Talk about the usage of ROS (Robot Operating System) in TRADR which was given by Martin Pecka (CVUT) and Sergio Caccamo (KTH) at ROSCon 2017 in Vancouver. Read more.



September

17
2017

TRADR at ERL Emergency Robots 2017 in Piombino, Italy


TRADR will be demonstrating on September 17 in a public event during the ERL challenge.

Breaking News: TRADR Disaster Robotics in Action

On September 1st 2016 TRADR successfully deployed disaster robotics technology in the earthquake-hit Amatrice. Read more.

Disaster robotics in action: TRADR robots in Amatrice

TRADR robots in front of the Sant’Agostino church in Amatrice.

Disaster robotics in action: TRADR control post in Amatrice

TRADR team control post during the robot-assisted inspection of the San Francesco church in Amatrice.

 

 


Selected Posts from TRADR Disaster Robotics Archive

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Videos

Disaster Response Robotics: TRADR Joint Exercise July 2016 Prague

Disaster Response Robotics: TRADR Joint Exercise July 2016 Prague more videos

Robots used for disaster response in Amatrice: The TRADR mission.

Robots used for disaster response in Amatrice: The TRADR mission.more videos

Summer School on Heterogeneity in Robotic Systems

Summer School on Heterogeneity in Robotic Systems more videos

 

Videos

Disaster Response Robotics: TRADR Joint Exercise July 2016 Prague

Disaster Response Robotics: TRADR Joint Exercise July 2016 Prague more videos
Robots used for disaster response in Amatrice: The TRADR mission.

Robots used for disaster response in Amatrice: The TRADR mission.more videos
Summer School on Heterogeneity in Robotic Systems

Summer School on Heterogeneity in Robotic Systems more videos