This is a 15 minute talk I gave (virtually) at the World Engineering Conference and United Nations World Conference on Disaster Risk and Reduction in Japan. It was a talk for a general audience and while there is nothing new, it does provides
- an introduction to disaster robotics,
- how many times and where robots have been used,
- what they have been used for (and what they could be used for), why they aren’t used more frequently, and
- my recommendations.
Much of the material is captured in detail in Disaster Robotics, MIT Press.