Rescue

  • Honda’s new robot prototype could help mitigate future disasters

    Honda’s new robot prototype could help mitigate future disasters

    Honda has a new bipedal robot, which isn’t perhaps as charismatic as Asimo, but which could be a lot more useful. The robot is a disaster relief model, dubbed E2-DR (very Star Wars) which has flexible, articulating joints, a waterproof design and a 2km/h walking rate. The robot can climb ladders, crawl over debris, work in extreme temperatures and has a range of sensors that let it see… Read More

  • Zuckerberg details Facebook’s response to Puerto Rico’s humanitarian crisis

    Zuckerberg details Facebook’s response to Puerto Rico’s humanitarian crisis

    Tech companies — and the nation — have been slow to mobilize in response to the devastation wrought by last week’s catastrophic Hurricane Maria that decimated Puerto Rico, but today Facebook chief executive Mark Zuckerberg detailed the company’s response. Read More

  • Bari Bari: New exploration and rescue robot (video)

    Japan is prone to large-scale earthquakes, so the fact that researchers in this country are constantly working on the development of highly specialized rescue robots. And the so-called Bari Bari IV is a particularly clever model, as it can help people who are in danger, for example after a building has been destroyed, by being more cautious than other robots. It’s one of the robots… Read More

  • Rescue Dog to the rescue!

    I live in an earthquake zone. It is called Seattle. We don’t have many rumblers here, but when we do, they’re pretty serious. Just a few years ago the mighty Nisqually quake dropped the block my apartment was on six inches. The whole block. Were the quake any harder, the building might have come down around me. If I didn’t die, I’d likely be trapped, as that building… Read More