Prototype robot that can find victims trapped under debris developed

Last Updated: Monday, February 10, 2014 - 20:20

Zee Media Bureau

Hyderabad: With earthquakes and other natural calamities posing as major threats to the world, a city-based non-profit organisation Hyderabad Science Society (HSS) has developed prototype of a robot that can help in finding victims trapped under debris after disasters.

“We have developed a prototype robot, which can be sent inside the debris to collect information about trapped victims. The robot, attached with two cameras and voice communication facilities, will capture images and send back the data to those supervising rescue operations,” said HSS Director Sanjar Ali Khan.
The prototype robot, which is one feet long, eight inches wide and around seven inches in height, will have a light attached to it so that it can go deep inside and look for victims.

“Lots of people get trapped under debris as a result of disasters. It was a year ago that we thought of developing a robotic device which would help in finding people to facilitate the rescue operations. It will come in handy for the police department and defence forces,” added Khan.

He said that the robot is currently undergoing preliminary trials at their lab and is expected to complete over the next 2-3 months.

The prototype robot will be operated via remote control although it is presently connected to power line and communication system cables.
With Agency Inputs

First Published: Monday, February 10, 2014 - 20:20

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