Archive for Rescue

Dr. Robin Roberson Murphy, Raytheon Professor in the Department of Computer Science and Engineering at Texas A&M University, is the recipient of the prestigious Eugene L. Lawler Award for Humanitarian Contributions within Computer Science and Informatics. Murphy was recognized for her "pioneerin…


Dr. Robin R. Murphy, Raytheon Professor in the Department of Computer Science and Engineering at Texas A&M University, gave an invited talk to the Public Forum of the United Nations World Disaster Risk Reduction Conference in Sendai, Japan.  Murphy’s talk, “Current State and Achievement of Disa…


Dr. Robin R. Murphy’s book, "Disaster Robotics," earned honorable mention in the Engineering & Technology category of the 2015 American Publishers Awards for Professional and Scholarly Excellence (PROSE Awards). Murphy is the Raytheon Professor in the Department of Computer Science and Engineer…


Dr. Robin R. Murphy, Raytheon Professor in the Department of Computer Science and Engineering and director of the Center for Robot Assisted Search and Rescue (CRASAR) has identified nine ways robots can protect Ebola workers. Murphy also cautions that military and civilian robots often do not direct…


The 2014 and 2015 Summer Institutes on Flooding brings together domain experts from invited federal, state, municipal, and NGO stakeholder agencies with academics and industry in a highly interactive visioneering format with talks, demonstrations, and walkthroughs at Disaster City. Register Now:  S…


Disaster Robotics, MIT Press, by Dr. Robin Murphy, Raytheon Professor of Computer Science and Engineering at Texas A&M University and director of the Center for Robot-Assisted Search and Rescue and founder of Roboticists Without Borders is now available. The book documents 34 disasters where gro…


The advanced humanoid robot, Valkyrie, unveiled by NASA Johnson Space Center (JSC) walks, thanks to Texas A&M University’s Dr. Aaron Ames and his research team as part of the larger NASA Valkyrie team. Ames, assistant professor in the Department of Mechanical Engineering, and his research team …


Brittany Duncan, a Ph.D. student in the Department of Computer Science and Engineering at Texas A&M University, was featured in the press release for the Congressional Unmanned Systems Caucus' Science and Technology Fair in Washington, D.C., Sept. 19. Pictured: An unmanned aerial vehicle from t…


The schedule for the 2013 Summer Institute June 4‐7 at Disaster City has been finalized, with state and federal agencies participating as well as numerous companies from the EDGE® consortium. Participating agencies include the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, the Texas A&M Engineering Exte…


MSNBC's Future of Technology featured Texas A&M Engineering's rescue robotics work as well as a unique training facility that is part of Texas A&M Engineering. Dr. Robin Murphy, a pioneer in the field of rescue robotics, has been working on developing technology -- including underwater robo…


The Engineering Program of The Texas A&M University System (Texas A&M Engineering) announced Sept. 15 that it has joined the EDGE® Innovation Network, a collaborative, open-environment initiative enabling industry and academia, with government input, to work together to enhance the delivery …


The Interface Ecology Lab in the Department of Computer Science and Engineering has designed the Team Coordination Game (TeC) to improve the safety of emergency responders and those they serve by studying firefighters at the Brayton Firefighter Training Field. Post-Doctoral Researcher Zachary O. To…


Robots and researchers from Japan, the United States and the U.S. military converged on Disaster City® in College Station, Texas, March 8 to conduct two days of underground mine rescue and tunnel exploration experiments. Teams brought new types of ground robots, from miniature tank-like vehicles …