Robin Murphy to Deliver Keynote at Robotics Summit Virtual Conference and Exposition
Search and rescue robotics highlighted at robotic virtual conference focused on autonomy.
By Robotics Trends Staff - Filed Apr 07, 2010

Director of Center for Robot-Assisted Search and Rescue at Texas A&M to speak on autonomy and mobility capabilities of rescue robotics

Robotics Trends announced that Dr. Robin Murphy, Director of the Center for Robot-Assisted Search and Rescue of Texas A&M University, will present a keynote address on the topic of robot-assisted search and rescue for the inaugural Robotics Summit Virtual Conference & Exposition, to be held June 16, 2010 (see for details). The first conference in the series will focus on autonomy, mobility and navigation.

As a founder of the field of search-and-rescue robotics, Dr. Murphy has employed ground, air, and sea robots at a number of disaster sites including the World Trade Center (2001), La Conchita, CA, mudslides (2005), Hurricanes Charley (2004), Dennis (2005), Katrina (2005), and Wilma (2005), the Newmont Midas (2007) and Crandall Canyon (2007) mine disasters, and the Berkman Plaza II parking garage collapse (2007) and subsequent forensic structural investigation (2008).

“Robin Murphy is a pioneer in the field of rescue robotics.  We feel that her experience and knowledge in this critical field will be extremely valuable to our attendees.  We are thrilled that she will be participating as keynote presenter,” said Dan Kara, President of Robotics Trends.

Robin Murphy notes, “I have been working with first responders since 1999 and every response is humbling- we learn something else that wasn’t obvious in the lab. I am excited to have the opportunity to take what we’ve seen in the field- and confirmed in the lab- and share it with the larger robotics community. I hope my keynote will help keep the tremendous momentum in innovation in robotics going and get this technology to the Public Sector.”

About the Robotics Summit Virtual Conference and Exposition Series
Robotics Trends’ Robotics Summit Virtual Conference and Exposition series provides attendees with complimentary access to industry thought leaders, content-rich sessions and the opportunity to meet best-of-breed robot and intelligent systems technology providers from the comfort of their homes or offices.  The virtual summits will remain live - on demand for 90 days after the event, extending the marketing exposure for sponsors and exhibiting companies.  Registration for the Robotics Trends Virtual; Conference & Exposition is free.

The first conference in the Robotics Summit Virtual Conference and Exposition series focuses on autonomy, mobility and navigation.  Sponsors for the June 16, 2010 event include Gold Sponsors Aethon, CoroWare, MobileRobots and Motoman, and Silver Sponsor Torc Technologies.  Other exhibitors include Aldebaran Robotics, Barrett Technology, Boca Bearings, Maxon Precision Motors, Pico Technology, Robotiq, and Wind River.

About Robotics Trends, Inc.
Robotics Trends, a division of EH Publishing, Inc., is the world’s first integrated media firm serving the burgeoning personal, service and mobile robotics marketplace. Robotics Trends services their clientele through two major business divisions:

  • Robotics Trends Publishing, which produces Robotics Trends (, an online news, information and analysis portal focused on business and technology trends for people who build, buy, invest in, and seek to understand the personal, service, mobile and military robotics market; and Robotics Business Review ( , a subscription media product providing primary research, analysis and market observations for the robotics and intelligent systems industries.

  • Robotics Trends Events, which produces the RoboDevelopment Conference and Exposition (, RoboBusiness Conference and Exposition ( and the Robotics Summit Virtual Conference Series (

About EH Publishing
EH Publishing, Inc. is the information leader and resource for the home electronic industry. Serving the technology and construction markets, EH Publishing, Inc. reaches more than half a million home electronic professionals, builders and consumers worldwide. Founded in 1994, EH Publishing, Inc. has defined, cultivated and raised awareness of the $15 billion electronic/installed home industry through its products, which include print publications, on-line publications, trade shows and market studies. EH Publishing, Inc. is the industry’s source for home technology information and market analysis, with the targeted print and on-line publications: Electronic House, Home Electronic Ideas, CE Pro, CE Pro Retailing, ChannelPro, TecHome Builder, Live Sound, and targeted tradeshows: Electronic House Expo (EHX), Worship Facilities Conference & Expo (WFX), RoboDevelopment Conference and Exposition, and RoboBusiness Conference and Exposition. To find out more, visit

For further information, contact Dan Kara at 508-663-1500 x329 or email info[at]

For sponsorship and exhibiting opportunities, contact Rich Erb at 508-663-1500 x331 or email rerb[at]

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