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 28 disasters, including building collapses, earthquakes, floods, hurricanes, marine mass casualty events, nuclear accidents, tsunamis, underground mine explosions, and volcanic eruptions, in 5 countries.
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Posted by Robin Murphy on Sep 18, 2018 at 12:34 pm America/Chicago
These are some of the lessons learned by the CRASAR deployments to to Hurricane Maria (J. Adams, lead) and Oso Mudslides (R. Murphy, lead), and from outbriefs of the 2018 Northern Kyushu Heavy Rain Flood in Japan. It is a...READ MORE
NBC Nightly News Feature on CRASAR “Robot rescue: Behind the technology deployed for disaster relief”
Posted by Robin Murphy on Aug 27, 2018 at 1:26 pm America/Chicago
NBC Nightly News on Aug. 28, 2018, featured CRASAR deployed ground robots from the 9/11 World Trade Center, as well as marine vehicles used at the Japanese Tsunami and the Syrian Boat Refugee Crisis, plus UAVs at Harvey. The coverage...READ MORE
Posted by Robin Murphy on Aug 24, 2018 at 11:00 am America/Chicago
As the wildfire seasons burns on, here are 6 lessons learned for small unmanned aerial systems and even unmanned ground vehicles. These are based on CRASAR member collective experiences, such as the recent deployment to the California wildfires and...READ MORE