We are delighted to share that the European Committee for Standardization (CEN) announced the initiation of our CEN Workshop Agreement (CWA) on “Urban search and rescue – Guideline for the application of a test method for innovative technologies to detect victims in debris”. Click here to visit the CEN website. Please feel free to give your inputs as the standard development is open to anybody who can contribute know-how.
First partners have arrived and are setting everything up for our field test in Brignoles, France. Here, the mobility, durability and usability of SMURF as well as the SMURF Workstation and communication system will be tested in a realistic setting. Also further developments of SNIFFER, the “artificial nose” of SMURF, will be explored. Additionally, first Responders get the chance to test this technology and we are really looking forward to their feedback.
CURSOR researchers receive the Excellent Research and Technology Award 2021 from the Robotic Society of Japan
We are happy to announce that CURSOR researchers received the Excellent Research Technology Award of the Robotics Society of Japan. Prof. Satoshi Tadokoro, Mr. Yu Ozawa and Prof. Masahiro Watanabe from Tohoku University (Sendai, Japan) will be awarded for their innovative robots which can climb over and under obstacles to find victims in disaster zones. This remarkable accomplishment will be announced at the Annual Conference of the Robotics Society of Japan on 8 September 2021. Learn more about their technical developments and this award when reading our press release. (German version to be found here)
The next CURSOR Small Scale Field Test is upcoming on June 28- 30 in Freising, Germany. We can’t wait to see proof of concept of all CURSOR Drone Fleet components and sensors in a realistic operational environment, to gain information about the time needed to set up the Drone Fleet and bring it to operation by first responders. Also, testing the functionality and user interface of the GPR in a realistic operational environment and evaluating the hands on practice of first responders in terms of tactics and usability will be a focus of the upcoming test.