United Nations World Conference on Disaster Risk Reduction 2015

From 14 Mar, 2015 01:00 until 18 Mar, 2015 23:55

Public Forum on Social Implementation of Disaster Robots and Systems

Co-organized by IEEE Robotics and Automation Society, Tohoku University, International Rescue System Institute, COCN Disaster Robot Project, ImPACT Project

This symposium introduces the current state of disaster robots and the gap to their social implementation by the world top-runners, and discusses the action plans to be taken for the future disaster mitigation.

Robotics is becoming a powerful tool for disaster mitigation, response and recovery after its history of 50 years. For example, unmanned aerial vehicles can quickly survey wide disaster areas, remotely-operated underwater vehicles can repair leakage of subsea oil plants, and unmanned ground vehicles work in contaminated areas of damaged nuclear power plants.

The contribution of robotics is mainly 1) for performing tasks that human and conventional tools cannot (e.g. those at inaccessible places and in contaminated areas), 2) for reducing risks (e.g. those of potential explosion, toxic agents and radiation), and/or 3) for reducing time and cost (e.g. quick surveillance of potentially damaged facilities at high places without scaffolds). 

The recent evolution of robotics and component technologies is rapidly enhancing their applicable areas and tasks. Remote robotic systems, for example, could gather information from sky 20 years ago. At present, they can approach to structures of interest in the neighborhood for detailed visual inspection from sky, and can enter damaged buildings through narrow entrance for searching victims. Autonomy and robot intelligence reduce responders' load, and integrate gathered information with measured 3D maps. For this reason, specialists predict that robotics would become an essential tool of disaster mitigation, response and recovery in ten years.

Forum Session Program

United Nations World Conference on Disaster Risk Reduction 2015 Public Forum on Social Implementation of Disaster Robots and Systems

Co-organized by IEEE Robotics and Automation Society, Tohoku University, International Rescue System Institute, COCN Disaster Robot Project, Japan Cabinet office ImPACT Project

12-16 March 2015 in Sendai Japan

This symposium introduces the current state of disaster robots and the gap to their social implementation by the world top-runners, and discusses the action plans to be taken for the future disaster mitigation.

Robotics is becoming a powerful tool for disaster mitigation, response and recovery after its history of 50 years. For example, unmanned aerial vehicles can quickly survey wide disaster areas, remotely-operated underwater vehicles can repair leakage of subsea oil plants, and unmanned ground vehicles work in contaminated areas of damaged nuclear power plants.

The contribution of robotics is mainly 1) for performing tasks that human and conventional tools cannot (e.g. those at inaccessible places and in contaminated areas), 2) for reducing risks (e.g. those of potential explosion, toxic agents and radiation), and/or 3) for reducing time and cost (e.g. quick surveillance of potentially damaged facilities at high places without scaffolds). 

The recent evolution of robotics and component technologies is rapidly enhancing their applicable areas and tasks. Remote robotic systems, for example, could gather information from sky 20 years ago. At present, they can approach to structures of interest in the neighborhood for detailed visual inspection from sky, and can enter damaged buildings through narrow entrance for searching victims. Autonomy and robot intelligence reduce responders' load, and integrate gathered information with measured 3D maps. For this reason, specialists predict that robotics would become an essential tool of disaster mitigation, response and recovery in ten years.

Forum Session Program 

Session 0: Robot Demonstration 
15:00-18:00pm, Thursday, March 12, 2015 
Tohoku University, Research Center for Rare Metal and Green Innovation, Aobayama East Campus 
Bldg. J02 in http://www.eng.tohoku.ac.jp/english/map/?menu=campus&area=j 
Directions: http://www.eng.tohoku.ac.jp/english/map/directions.html 
Session Abstract: This demonstration shows the most recent R&D and application of disaster robotics in Tohoku University. 
Program: TBD 

Session 1: Current State, Gap and Action Plans for the Future 
13:30-15:30, Saturday, March 14, 2015 
Tokyo Electron Hall Miyagi, Room 601 
Venue D in http://www.bosai-sendai.jp/public_map.html 
Directions: 5 min. walk from Sendai Subway Kotodai Station. 
Session Abstract: This symposium introduces the current state of disaster robots and the gap to their social implementation by the world top-runners, and discusses the action plans to be taken for the future disaster mitigation. 
Program: 
13:30-13:50 Hajime Asama, University of Tokyo, Japan Japan's disaster robotics (tentative) 
13:50-14:20 Robin Murphy, Texas A&M University, USA Current state and achievement of disaster robotics (tentative) 
14:20-14:40 Gerald Steinbauer, Technical University of Graz, Austria Research and application of disaster robotics in EU (tentative) 
14:40-15:00 Geert De Cubber, Royal Military Academy, Belgium Integrating robots in disaster management 
15:00-15:20 Raj Madhavan, University of Maryland, USA Activities of IEEE Special Interest Group of Humanitarian Technology (tentative) 
15:20-15:30 Satoshi Tadokoro, IEEE Robotics and Automation Society President-Elect For the Future Use of Robotics 
15:30-15:50 break 

Related Session Organized by Japan Cabinet Office 
15:50-19:00, Saturday, March 14, 2015 
Tokyo Electron Hall Miyagi, Room 601 (same room)
Venue D in http://www.bosai-sendai.jp/public_map.html 
Directions: 5 min. walk from Sendai Subway Kotodai Station. 
Program: 
15:50-16:05 Kazuo Kyuma, Council for Science, Technology and Innovation, Japan Cabinet Office R&D programs organized by Japan Cabinet Office (tentative)
16:05-16:15 Satoshi Tadokoro, Tohoku University Impact R&D program 
16:15-19:00 SIP R&D programs 

Session 2: Application Record and Challenge for the Future 
Monday, March 16, 2015 9:50-11:50am 
TKP Garden City Sendai Kotodai Hall 1 (Sendai Park Bldg.)
Venue E in http://www.bosai-sendai.jp/public_map.html 
Directions: Adjacent to Sendai Subway Kotodai Station. 
Session Abstract: This symposium introduces the record of application of robots and robotic systems to the world disasters, and discusses their challenges for the future disaster mitigation. 
Program: 
09:50-10:10 Tomoaki Yoshida, Chiba Institute of Technology Unmanned ground vehicles Quince and Sakura for Fukushima-Daiichi response 
10:10-10:30 Satoshi Okada, Hitachi Ltd. Development of robots for decommissioning of Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant 
10:30-10:50 Takuya Uehara, Toshiba Corp. Efforts using robot technologies for decommission at Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant 
10:50-11:10 Sunao Tomimori, Nuclear Emergency Assistance Center (J-NEACE), The Japan Atomic Power Co. Activities of J-NEASE by electric power companies in Japan 
11:10-11:30 Shigeo Kitahara, Kumagai Gumi Co. Ltd. Unmanned construction system - the history and future (tentative) 
11:30-11:50 Yutaka Watanabe, Luce Search Co. Ltd. Application of UAVs for Hiroshima landslide disaster in 2014 (tentative)

For complete information visit: 
http://www.wcdrr.org/

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