On April 29 2021, the first autonomous movements and remote-control capability of the Soft Miniaturised Underground Robotic Finders (SMURFs) were demonstrated for the first time to all CURSOR technical partners and internal and external First Responders (FRs). Held at the SINTEF premises in Trondheim on 29 April 2021, the demonstration was the most recent exchange and discussion among the Lab Test participants. Finally, the local FRs were able to interact with the SMURF prototypes and use the preliminary User Interface (SMURF Workstation).
Important feedback was given by FRs and technical partners. SINTEF, together with WP3 partners, will evaluate the feedback and adjust the design to improve the SMURFs’ performance. The first field test (SSFT1.2) is planned for September 2021 in France.