Real-time Situation Awareness for First Responders in Disaster and Crisis Operations
SECURESCUE targets real-time 3D 360° mapping of disaster areas for crisis response using mobile exploration robots. The goal is to achieve fast situation and risk awareness to support safe and efficient deployment of first responders. Data of an airborne laser scanner and on-robot 3D panoramic camera will be fused with existing information from on-board sensors for exploration of the disaster areas and the detection of possible risks. The project will improve the representation of the 3D information and its continuous visualization on mobile terminals for safe search and rescue activities.