Robots to Find Victims Trapped under Debris

earthquake debris

A city-based organisation Hyderabad Science Society (HSS) has developed prototype of a robot, which can help in finding victims trapped under debris after earthquakes or building-collapse incidents.

This one feet long robot can be sent inside the debris to collect information about trapped victims. It is attached with two cameras, speakers and a microphone, will capture images and send the data back to personnel supervising the rescue operations.

The field trials of this prototype are going at HSS lab and reserachers expect this work to complete over the next 6-8 months.

Established in 1948, HSS is a non-profit organisation with objectives among promotion of science and technology by establishing laboratories for undertaking experimental work and applied sciences.