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

ICRA 2017

TRADR at ICRA 2107, Singapore

Date: May 29 - June 3, 2017

TRADR co-organized workshop on Disaster Response Robotics at ICRA conference in Singapore. Read more.

TRADR Robots to the rescue in post-disaster recovery

TRADR on EuroNews

Date: April 10, 2017

Robots were tested by TRADR researchers during a disaster scene simulation at the fire brigade training center in Montelibretti, Italy. Their mission: to help the rescuers.

TRADR at 2017 European Robotics Forum Workshop on S&R Robots

TRADR at 2017 European Robotics Forum Workshop on S&R Robots

Date: March 24, 2017

Ivana Kruijff-Korbayová and Hartmut Surmann (re)presented TRADR at the European Robotics Forum in Edinburgh, March 22-24 2017.

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


August

21-25
2017

Call for Participation: TRADR Summer School 2017


TRADR Summer School on Human-Robot Teaming is going to be held from August 21-25, in Utrecht, the Netherlands.



June

26-30
2017

TRADR Joint Exercise (T-JEx) in Delft, the Netherlands


TRADR Joint Exercise (T-JEx) is going to be held from June 26 - 30, in Rotterdam, the Netherlands.



May

3-4
2017

3rd General Assembly at TU in Delft


The third TRADR General Assembly is going to be held at the TU in Delft from May 3-4, 2017.

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