Category: ‘TRADR’

TRADR Technology Day 2017, November 17th – Program

10 November, 2017 Posted by tradr_admin

TRADR Technology Day
Robotics and AI technology Use in Disaster Response

Venue: Congrescentrum, Heijplaatstraat 17-23, 3089 JB Rotterdam,The Netherlands

 

TRADR develops technology for human-robot teams to assist in disaster response, using ground and air robots, in realistic missions spanning multiple days. We address a range of issues, from motion, navigation and mapping in complex changing environments, to human-robot team mission management support. First responders from the Italian Firecorps, the Firebrigade of the City of Dortmund in Germany and Gezamenlijke Brandweer in the Netherlands, are involved in the TRADR development cycle, from design to prototype testing. They provide input and feedback, experience the technology and become aware of its potential and current limitations, to in the end facilitate its uptake.

 

09:30 – 10.00    Registration and welcome coffee

10:00 – 10.05    Welcome at RDM (GB)

10:05- 10:30      TRADR project overview (I. Kruijff-Korbayová)

10:30 – 12:00     Robots in use: End-user experiences

Dutch firebrigade:         Martijn Zagwijn, Fire region Twente
Italian firebrigade:        tbc, Vigili del Fusco
German firebrigade:    Hauke Speth, Feuerwehr Dortmund

12:00 – 13:00     Lunch and poster session

12:50                     Group 1 departure by bus to demo site

13:00 – 14:00     Parallel sessions:

Group 1: TRADR system demonstration
Group 2: Discussion

13:50                    Group 2 departure by bus to demo site

14:00 – 15:00    Parallel sessions:

Group 1: Discussion
Group 2: TRADR system demonstration

15:15                      Closing remarks

15:30                     Drinks, snacks and farewell

16:00                     End of the day

 

TRADR Technology Day 2017, November 17th, at RDM Congrescentrum Rotterdam in the Netherlands

26 October, 2017 Posted by tradr_admin

Saarbrücken, 6th October 2017

Dear Sir or Madam,

On behalf of the consortium of the European project TRADR (Long-Term Human-Robot Teaming for Robot Assisted Disaster Response) we are pleased to invite you to participate in the Robot-Assisted Disaster Response Technology Day organized by the Gezamenlijke Brandweer, Netherlands.

The TRADR Technology Day is part of the European Robotics Week.

Date:            17. November 2017

Time:            10:00 to 16:00 (arrival and registration from 9:30)

Venue:         Congrescentrum, Heijplaatstraat 17-23, 3089 JB Rotterdam, The Netherlands

Topics:         Robotics and AI technology use in disaster response: research, system development and practical experience

Real disaster response is time-critical and extremely stressful: the use of robots functioning as proper team members has the potential to reduce the workload and the stress of the humans and to take over dangerous tasks.

TRADR develops technology for human-robot teams to assist in disaster response efforts, using ground and air robots, in realistic missions spanning multiple days. We address a range of issues, from motion, navigation and mapping in complex changing environments, to human-robot team mission management support. End-users, first responders from the Italian Firecorps, the Firebrigade of the City of Dortmund in Germany and Gezamenlijke Brandweer in the Netherlands, are involved in the TRADR development cycle, from design to prototype testing. They provide input and feedback, experience the technology and become aware of its potential and current limitations, to in the end facilitate its uptake.

During the Technology Day we will show our achievements and share insights gained during the 4 years of the project, including experience from the TRADR deployment in Amatrice, Italy, shortly after the earthquake in 2016, as well as the industrial use case experiments carried out in 2016 in Dortmund and in 2017 in Rotterdam. The program will consist of presentations and posters on TRADR scientific results and practical experience with the use of robots, a demonstration of the TRADR integrated system and panel discussion. The Technology Day is intended for a broad range of stakeholders including industry, end users from firebrigades and other responders, academia as well as interested general public.

To register for the event and for more information please click here.
Please register online at your earliest convenience as we will close registration upon reaching our maximum capacity.
The participation is free of charge.

Accommodation: We recommend the Hotel Bastion Rotterdam Zuid that is located near the venue.

Location: googlemaps:

Public transportation: please see here.

If you have other questions, please send an email to: technologyday@dfki.de

Thank you for your interest and looking forward to welcoming you on November 17th.

Dr. Ivana Kruijff-Korbayová
TRADR Project Coordinator

 

 

 

 

 

Registration is open for the Technology Day 2017

6 October, 2017 Posted by tradr_admin

To register for the TRADR Technology Day please click here.

 

 

Best SSRR 2017 Paper Awards

1 October, 2017 Posted by tradr_admin

Team members of TRADR received the Best Paper Award for the registration paper with the title: “3D Registration of Aerial and Ground Robots for Disaster Response: An Evaluation of Features, Descriptors, and Transformation Estimation” at the International Symposium on Safety, Security and Rescue Robotics (SSRR) 2017. The paper issued from a collaboration with the Autonomous Systems Lab from the ETH Zurich and the Fraunhofer Institiute for Intelligent Analysis and Information Systems IAIS.

The paper titled “Reliable Real-Time Change Detection and Mapping for 3D LiDARs” from ETZ Zurich was also nominated for the Best Paper Award. Congratulations!!!


    

TRADR project on ROSCon main track!

22 September, 2017 Posted by tradr_admin

ROSCon is an annual developers’ conference organized for users of ROS (Robot Operating System). This year it takes place in Vancouver and our talk about ROS use in TRADR project has been accepted and scheduled to Sep 22, 9:00-9:40.

Meet us at ROSCon or watch the video of the presentation shortly after ROSCon is over.

Talk details

Title: ROS for Search and Rescue Robotics: Tools and Lessons learned during TRADR
Abstract: Search and Rescue Robotics is an extremely challenging and broad area of robotics that has recently been experiencing enormous progress. In the last 3 years, the EU project TRADR investigated many aspects of the aforementioned field. With this talk, we would like to share with the ROS community the experience acquired in the development of our system based on advanced use of ROS, in testing and using various hardware, and in dealing with end-users that compose the human-robot teams during search and rescue missions.