The Center for Robot-Assisted Search and Rescue

The Center for Robot-Assisted Search and Rescue (CRASAR) is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit corporation organized to foster unmanned systems being effectively used by formal emergency management agencies.

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CRASAR is the oldest institution devoted to promoting the use of ground, marine and aerial unmanned systems for public safety. Since 2001, our trained volunteers have assisted incident command at over 3o disasters, including building collapses, earthquakes, floods, hurricanes, marine mass casualty events, nuclear accidents, tsunamis, underground mine explosions, and volcanic eruptions, in 5 countries. Since 2002, CRASAR has developed and taught classes in robotics for emergency response and public safety for over 1,000 members of 30 agencies from seven countries. Our latest deployment, led by Florida State University, was Hurricane Ian (2022). 

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