Shh, listen to this expert explain how search-and-rescue robots work


Texas A&M’s Robin Murphy has deployed robots at 29 disasters, including three building collapses, two mine disasters, and an earthquake as director of the Center for Robot-Assisted Search and Rescue. She has also served as a technical search specialist with the Hillsboro County (Florida) Fire and Rescue Department. The Conversation talked to Murphy to provide readers an understanding of the types of technologies that search and rescue crews at the Champlain Towers South disaster site in Surfside, Florida, have at their disposal, as well as some they don’t. The interview has been edited for length. What types of technologies are…

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