Team Monitoring and Reporting for Robot-Assisted USAR Missions

Walter Kasper

In: Proceedings of the 2016 IEEE International Symposium on Safety, Security and Rescue Robotics. IEEE International Symposium on Safety, Security, and Rescue Robotics (SSRR-2016), October 23-27, Lausanne, Switzerland, ISBN 978-1-5090-4348-4, IEEE, 2016.


This paper describes a monitoring and reporting system for robot-assisted long-term USAR missions. It is able to monitor robot activities and human verbal communication persistently and to make the information available to users in a structured multimodal interface integrating textual event descriptions, visualizations and audio playback as reports for briefing and debriefing activities as well as for creating situation awareness for new or outside participants. It is realized as a web application allowing it to be used anytime anywhere on any web enabled device. We also present results from an end-user evaluation of the system.


Deutsches Forschungszentrum für Künstliche Intelligenz
German Research Center for Artificial Intelligence