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-1 -Advanced Robotics (RSJ) Robotic Tasks for CBRNE Incident Response
 

Summary: - 1 - Advanced Robotics (RSJ)
Robotic Tasks for CBRNE Incident Response
CURTIS M. HUMPHREY and JULIE A. ADAMS
Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science
Vanderbilt University
Nashville, TN 37235
[curtis.m.humphrey, julie.a.adams]@vanderbilt.edu
Abstract
Chemical, Biological, Radiological, Nuclear, and Explosive (CBRNE) incident response
varies dramatically based upon the hazardous material, the incident size, and the response
duration. Robots can facilitate response planning, maintaining situational awareness,
removing responders from dangerous situations, and allowing for immediate site feedback
prior to human responder entry. This paper presents eight robotic tasks informed by a
cognitive task analysis and an Information Flow Analysis. These analyses were conducted in
order to inform the design of a system of multiple robots and the associated human-robotic
interfaces required to support the CBRNE response command hierarchy. The cognitive task
analysis was conducted over three years and incorporated direct CBRNE response personnel
feedback and CBRNE incident exercise observations. The purpose of this paper is to present
the identified tasks and how robots can augment the existing human-based CBRNE incident
response by improving the provided information, the speed at which information can be

  

Source: Adams, Julie A. - Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, Vanderbilt University

 

Collections: Engineering; Computer Technologies and Information Sciences