Several safety regions are currently experimenting with the use of unmanned vehicles for reconnaissance and fire extinguishing in environments that are too unsafe for firemen. Despite the opportunities, there is quite some resistance to the introduction of this type of robot technology.

In this project, Saxion, the Fire Service Academy, the business community and five safety regions are investigating where this resistance comes from and how this can be addressed through training and product adjustments.

Topic

Fire brigade, robot, UGV, information needs and visualization, virtual reality, telepresence

objectives

Within this project, we look at how firefighting robots can be made more deployable, using both process and technological perspectives, such as getting the necessary information from the robot to the fireman controlling it.

The Ambient Intelligence research group looks at the information needs of the fire brigade and how we can best display this in the interface. In order to support the intuitive, experience-based decision-making processes of the firemen, we also look at virtual reality (VR).

Partners

  • Saxion (Mechatronica - lead, Industrial Design, Ambient Intelligence)
  • Brandweeracademie
  • IFV
  • iBotics
  • Veiligheidsregio Amsterdam-Amstelland
  • Veiligheidsregio Rotterdam-Rijnmond
  • Veiligheidsregio Haaglanden
  • Veiligheidsregio Zuid-Limburg
  • Benchmark
  • Demcon
  • Robor

Duration

2018 – 2020

more information

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Dr. Danny Plass - Oude Bos

Associate professor

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Roy de Kinkelder

Senior Researcher and Project Lead

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Financing

This project is funded by the Pioneers in Health Care innovatiefonds (PIHC) https://www.utwente.nl/nl/techmed/innovatie/fondsen/pioneers-in-healthcare/