Radio-Controlled-Drone-UAV-USARDisaster Podcast hosts Jamie Davis, the Podmedic and Sam Bradley are joined by frequent guest paramedic and disaster educator Jim Logan to talk about various aspects of local training and preparedness for responses. They revisit the topic of using unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) to assist with response and discover a website for a resource in Texas to provide those UAV tools to responders on an as-needed basis.

CRASAR, the Center for Robot Assisted Search and Rescue  is a Texas A&M Engineering Experiment Station Center whose mission is to improve disaster preparedness, prevention, response, and recovery through the development and adoption of robots and related technologies. Its goal is to create a “community of practice” throughout the world for rescue robots that motivates fundamental research, supports technology transfer, and educates students, response professionals, and the public. CRASAR is a dynamic mix of university researchers, industry, and responders.

Again, a special thank-you to Paragon Medical Education Group for their continued support of this podcast as our partners in this endeavor to bring disaster medicine to you. Check out their page and educational resources that can help your system be more prepared for what happens in your area.

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3 Responses to Revisiting Robot USAR Applications During Disaster

  1. Jonathan D. Adams, MD says:

    Enjoy your podcasts while on runs or walks; Haven’t missed a one. Since the robotics podcast, I came across this article in Emergency Management magazine about CRASAR and Robin Murphy: http://www.emergencymgmt.com/disaster/How-Robots-Are-Changing-Disaster-Response-Recovery.html

    • jamie says:

      Jonathan, thanks for checking in and leaving the link. We are working on getting someone from CRASAR on the show in a future episode. I’ll let the gang know you checked in!

    • Sam says:

      Thanks for the comments, Doc. We’re glad you’re along for the ride (or the run). I’m really hoping Jamie can get hold of Robin for an episode. Please let us know if you have any episode ideas or thoughts on people to interview.

      Sam

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