End-User Symposium in Mestre, Italy

23 March, 2018 Posted by tradr_admin

The End-User Symposium organized by the Italian firefighters (Vigili del Fuoco) took place on March 23 in Mestre, Italy.

The program consisted of presentations on  drone-related activities and Applied Topographic techniques to Rescue activities (TAS).



Robotics and other technologies used in Disaster Response

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 Fire Corp, the Fire Department 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.

Venue: Comando Provinciale Vigili del Fuoco, Strada della Motorizzazione Civile 6, 30174 Mestre Venice, Italy

09:30 – 09.45     Welcome

Fabio DATTILO, CNVVF, Director of the Veneto Region, Italy
Ennio AQUILINO, CNVVF, Local Commander of Venice, Italy

09:45 – 10.05     National Italian Fire Corps Organization – CNVVF and typical aspects of rescue in the venetian territory
Francesco PILO, Lieutenant Colonel, Comando Provinciale Vigili del Fuoco Venezia, CNVVF, Italy

10:05 – 10:30     Using Remotely Piloted Aircraft Systems – RPAS in rescue operations of Italian National Fire Corps
Onofrio LORUSSO, Lieutenant Colonel, CNVVF, Air Rescue Coordination Office, Italy

10:30 – 10:55     Applied Topographic techniques to Rescue activities (TAS)
Alessandra BASCIÀ, Lieutenant Colonel, Comando Provinciale Vigili del Fuoco Venezia, CNVVF, Italy

10:55 – 11:10    Coffee break

11:10 – 11:30     Management of large scale events at the Fire Department of Dortmund
Sylvia PRATZLER, Principal Engineer, Feuerwehr Dortmund, Germany

11:30 – 11:50     Unified Fire Department, Rotterdam Port Area
Dominic VAN DE VELDE, Gezamenlijke Brandweer, Rottardam Netherlands

11:50 – 12:10    TRADR project
Ivana KRUIJFF-KORBAYOVÁ, Senior Researcher, DFKI, Germany

12:10 – 13:00    Discussion

13:00-14:00       Lunch

14:00                      End of the day