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Persistent Robot-Assisted Disaster Response

Joachim de Greeff; Tina Mioch; Willeke van Vught; Koen Hindriks; Mark A. Neerincx; Ivana Kruijff-Korbayová
In: Proceedings of the Companion of the 2018 ACM International Conference on Human-Robot Interaction (HRI). ACM/IEEE International Conference on Human-Robot Interaction (HRI-2018), March 5-8, Chicago, Ilinois, USA, ACM, 3/2018.


We report on a field exercise in which a team of human fire-fighters used robots to enact a realistic disaster response mission in an industrial environment. In this exercise we evaluated the technical working of an integrated robotic system and gained insights concerning the manner in which robots and information streams can be utilized effectively. We have learnt important lessons regarding the employment of human-robot teams in complex, realistic missions.