Archive for First Responders

A robot assistant lifeguard called EMILY is making waves by helping migrants cross the Mediterranean Sea safely. In the wake of unrest, over 500 refugees have drowned attempting to cross the Mediterranean from Turkey to Greece. Members from the Texas A&M Engineering Experiment Station’s (TEES) C…


The Texas A&M Engineering Experiment Station’s Center for Robotic-Assisted Search and Rescue (CRASAR), with funding from the Center for Emergency Informatics and the Texas A&M Engineering Extension Service’s (TEEX) Product Development Center, recently held two days of robotics workshops sp…


Team Vapor Space won first place at the second Aggies Invent for its multi-purpose tool to be used by first responders in hazmat suits. The prototype, which included a hammer, scraper and various wrenches, earned the five-member team $750. Approximately 70 students and 18 mentors participated in the…