The Cursor Video Library

Iterative testing of a diverse set of technologies is crucial for the development of the CURSOR SaR kit. Drones that have been adapted to the needs of the project, e.g. with a transport mechanism to fly our minituarised robots into the disaster zone, sensors serving as an “artificial nose” and an Information and Communication Technology to bring everything together are constantly tested with technological partners and First Responders in lab and field tests.

Learn more about these tests and where we stand with our technological developments with watching our videos.

CURSOR Official Presentation Video

This is the official video of the CURSOR project giving an overview on the project and its aims. CURSOR 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 (Search and Rescue) teams. 

CURSOR Lab Test 5, Felixdorf, Austria, 22- 23 April 2021 (short version)

CURSOR project is moving ahead showing at its Lab Test in Felixdorf, Austria, in April 2021 how the system is being integrated with a focus on the drone development.

CURSOR Lab Test 5, Felixdorf, Austria, 22- 23 April 2021 (long version)

CURSOR project moved ahead showing at its Lab Test in Felixdorf, Austria, in April 2021 how the system is being integrated with a focus on the drone development. This video gives you in depth information on the test, for a short summary, please refer to the video above.

SMURF- Soft Miniaturised Underground Robotic Finder moving on debris

The CURSOR project will generate the innovative CURSOR Search and Rescue Kit, which will include Soft Miniaturised Underground Robotic Finders (SMURFs). The SMURFs are equipped with chemical sensors that allow to detect a wide range of chemical substances indicating human presence. They are carried from the operations headquarters to the disaster site by a transport drone. On site, the robots work independently in clusters searching for survivors. This video show a first test with the SMURF moving on debris.

CURSOR Overview on Drone Development

Do you want to learn more about our drones? Watch this video prepared for the mid-term review of the CURSOR Project, giving an overview on the drone development.

SMURF- Soft Miniaturised Underground Robotic Finder moving on floor

The CURSOR project will generate the innovative CURSOR Search and Rescue Kit, which will include Soft Miniaturised Underground Robotic Finders (SMURFs). The SMURFs are equipped with chemical sensors that allow to detect a wide range of chemical substances indicating human presence. They are carried from the operations headquarters to the disaster site by a transport drone. On site, the robots work independently in clusters searching for survivors. This video shows the SMURF moving on the floor.

Mothership Drone Z30

The mothership drone provides continuous situational awareness as “Eye-in-the Sky” with a powerful zoom-video camera, and can also serve as a stationary communications drone, coordinating communication between me, the drone-system and first responders on scene. This video shows the drone during a first field trial test on 25- 26 of August 2020 in Felixdorf, Austria.

CURSOR featured in the Science Show "Gut zu Wissen" in German TV

The German regional TV station, Bayerischer Rundfunk, featured the CURSOR project and its first Small Scale Field Test in Freising, Germany, in its Science Show “Gut zu Wissen”.

SMURF visualization tool for autonomous systems

This video was made by SINTEF and illustrates preliminary results of the UViz – visualization tool for autonomous systems built in Unity and ROS2. Part of this work was done in CURSOR, in particular the one connected to the visualisation of the SMURFs and their positions in a 3D window. The First Responders will be able to see how the deployed SMURFs are positioned in a 3D window visualising a 3D model of the rubble pile.

Field test SMURF, Japan, July 2021

At a field test in Japan in July 2021 the mobility of SMURF was tested in challenging terrain. Here, researchers from Tohoku University analysed how SMURF managed to climb over debris in a realistic setting. Great advances in terms of mobility were able to be shown in comparison with the first prototype.

Field test SMURF, Japan, July 2021

At a field test in Japan in July 2021 the mobility of SMURF was tested in challenging terrain. Here, researchers from Tohoku University analysed how SMURF managed to climb over debris in a realistic setting. Great advances in terms of mobility were able to be shown in comparison with the first prototype.

Video on Drone and Radar Test in Freising, June 2021

The CURSOR project consortium tested the drone fleet and ground penetrating radar (GPR) in Freising, Germany to provide first responders with hands-on experience and validating the drone fleet and GPR in realistic scenarios. During the two days’ event, the radar device and the sub-systems of the drone fleet have been thoroughly tested, for the first responders to familiarize themselves with the technology, to discuss tactical considerations during SaR operations, and to improve the drone fleet and GPR overall. The test results showed that the CURSOR drone fleet provides FR with improved situational awareness during earthquake operations and made possible remote operations that increase the safety of FR.

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