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Press Release 11-184 - Video

Robin Murphy talks about her deployment of rescue robots during the 9/11 response in New York City.


Robin Murphy, director of the Center for Robot-Assisted Search and Rescue at Texas A&M University, was on-site at Ground Zero within 24 hours of the attack. She brought along a team of students and colleagues to deploy a cadre of robots to search the rubble for survivors and victims. The effort was a foundational moment in the development of her rescue robotics systems and was a precursor to her later efforts following Katrina, the 2011 Japanese earthquake, and other disasters.

Credit: National Science Foundation

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