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05/16/12 Wired—The next time a hurricane slams the US, look for Robin Murphy and her army of machines. Murphy heads the Center for Robot-Assisted Search and Rescue, where she commands an arsenal of unmanned craft that specialize in emergency response. Her team has been on call since 9/11; the hero bots' first mission was to comb through the rubble at the World Trade Center. "With the smoke and purple sky from the portable lights, it was like the opening sequence of The Terminator," Murphy recalls. Since then, the remotely controlled scouts have been deployed to mud slides, caved-in mines, and collapsed…
04/07/10 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 http://www.robovirtualevents.com 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,…