Disaster Technology

18 11 2012

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In the wake of Hurricane Sandy, IMI’s Tech Talk wants to focus on the technologies used in disaster situations. We’ve asked Robin Murphy to come share her knowledge on technologies involved in disaster situations.

Robin Murphy is the Raytheon Professor of Computer Science and Engineering at Texas A&M, an IEEE Fellow, and director of the Center for Emergency Informatics/Emergency Informatics EDGE® Innovation Center and the Center for Robot-Assisted Search and Rescue. She received her PhD from Georgia Tech and conducts research in artificial intelligence and human-robot interaction for rescue robots under funding from agencies including NSF, DARPA, and ONR.

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She has been honored with the Motohiro Kisoi Award (Japan), the Al Aube Outstanding Contributor Award (AUVSI), and an Eagle Award (NIUSR) for her insertion of ground, air, and sea robots for urban search and rescue at 15 disasters. Dr. Murphy has been named an Innovator in AI by TIME, an Alpha Geek by Wired, and one of the most influential women in technology by WIRED. She currently serves on the Defense Science Board.

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