CURSOR – Accelerating Search and Rescue operations
A new European research initiative will develop a CURSOR Search and Rescue Kit using drones, miniaturised robotic equipment, and advanced sensors reducing time for detection and rescue of victims trapped under debris while increasing the personal safety of the SaR teams
WHAT DOES CURSOR AIM FOR?
CURSOR aims to meet the first responders' needs
In the face of natural or man-made disaster, urban search and rescue teams and other first responders like police, medical units or civil protection race against the clock to locate survivors within the critical 72 golden hours timeframe, often at their own peril due to the presence of instable structures or hazardous environments.
In order to speed up the detection of survivors trapped in collapsed buildings and to improve working conditions for the first responders, the CURSOR project will devise novel technologies using drones, miniaturised robotic equipment and advanced sensors.
CURSOR is closely collaborating with first responders and solution providers
CURSOR’s consortium has formed a unique internal on-going collaboration between leading SaR first responders and top notch solution providers making sure that the CURSOR SaR Kit will meet the functional and operational needs of the users on the field.
The consortium will be supported by leading experts as part of the First Responders Board.
The European Commission calls to stand #UnitedAgainstCoronavirus and mobilizes 1 Billion Euro under Horizon 2020.
The CURSOR project partners from Merseyside Fire & Rescue Authority (United Kingdom) celebrated Firefighters’ Memorial Day.
At the Steering Committee meeting in Munich, the partners discussed the overall progress of the whole CURSOR project.
The CURSOR team is working hard on the SaR Kit which will deliver fundamental improvements to search and rescue tasks.
At this year’s H2020 Secure Societies Info Day Event in Brussels, the CURSOR project will introduce itself to the security community.
The first CURSOR press release announces the project kick-off and gives background information about the H2020 project.