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Robin R. Murphy

Robin R. Murphy

Raytheon Professor of Computer Science and Engineering; Vice-President Center for Robot-Assisted Search and Rescue (nfp), Texas A&M University
My primary research is in artificial intelligence for mobile robots as applied to disaster robotics. As my analyses have shown that 50% of the terminal failures in disaster robotics are due to human error, a significant portion of my work is in human-robot interaction. My research uses a field methodology, working with responders and agency stakeholders to determine gaps that lead to the formulation of applied and fundamental research thrusts. We have participated in over 30 disasters, including the 9/11 World Trade Center, Hurricanes Katrina and Harvey, Fukushima Daiichi nuclear accident, and the Syrian refugee crisis in Greece, gathering data spanning urban search and rescue, structural inspection, hurricanes, flooding, mudslides, mine disasters, radiological events, volcanic eruptions, and wilderness search and rescue.

An expert on search and rescue robots explains the technologies used in disasters like the Florida condo collapse

Jul 01, 2021 03:48 am UTC| Technology

Texas AMs Robin Murphy has deployed robots at 29 disasters, including three building collapses, two mine disasters and an earthquake as director of the Center for Robot-Assisted Search and Rescue. She has also served as a...

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