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Lisa A first hand witness to thousands of homes and businesses damaged or destroyed by disasters, Sean Scott, a second generation building contractor specializing in disaster restoration, became aware that survivors were ill equipped to take the steps to recovery. Unaided, or misguided, disaster survivors struggle to successfully navigate the complex process, and so, The Red Guide to Recovery – Resource Handbook for Disaster Survivors was born. Used by fire departments, relief organizations, government agencies, and communities across the U.S., The Red Guide to Recovery helps countless people prepare for and recover from disaster events.

Category: General, Technology

Can you imagine disaster-ready robots in our future?

October 27th, 2012

disaster robotDisaster recovery teams often bring together a combination of human, animal and technology resources, but how about a walking robot or a cyborg cockroach?

  • This article from NPR Technology News, A Contest To Build A Disaster-Ready Robots, shows not only examples of robot designs that will help with faster and easier responses, but check out their video with an example of a robotic disaster response in 2020.
  • The National Geographic  Daily News features an article, Could Cyborg Cockroaches Save Your Life?, describing how these bugs can be used to help find earthquake survivors by steering them via remote control deep under rubble with little cameras and sensors on their backs.  This video shows an example of a remote controlled cockroach in action.

About the author

Lisa A first hand witness to thousands of homes and businesses damaged or destroyed by disasters, Sean Scott, a second generation building contractor specializing in disaster restoration, became aware that survivors were ill equipped to take the steps to recovery. Unaided, or misguided, disaster survivors struggle to successfully navigate the complex process, and so, The Red Guide to Recovery – Resource Handbook for Disaster Survivors was born. Used by fire departments, relief organizations, government agencies, and communities across the U.S., The Red Guide to Recovery helps countless people prepare for and recover from disaster events.


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