The TRADR project team convened on January 30-31 for a kickoff meeting at the Firestation in Pisa, Italy
(1) Everyone was reminded of the relevance of the TRADR project objectives when emergency was called because a flood wave due to excessive rain threatened to submerge the historic city center. More information
(2) Building on the results of the NIFTi project
(3) TRADR develops human-robot team technology to improve situation awareness management when combating such situations.
TRADR team at an abandoned hospital near Pisa, a potential site for experiments with the TRADR technology
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TRADR is an integrated research project funded by the EU FP7 Programme, ICT: Cognitive systems, interaction, robotics (Project Nr. 60963).
Using a proven-in-practice user-centric design methodology, TRADR develops novel S&T for human-robot teams to assist in disaster response efforts, over multiple missions: The novel S&T makes experience persistent. Various kinds of robots collaborate with human team members to explore the environment, and gather physical samples. Throughout this collaborative effort, TRADR enables the team to gradually develop its understanding of the disaster area over, multiple possibly asynchronous missions (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).