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TRADR Project: Long-Term Human-Robot Teaming for Robot Assisted Disaster Response

  • Ivana Kruijff-KorbayováEmail author
  • Francis Colas
  • Mario Gianni
  • Fiora Pirri
  • Joachim de Greeff
  • Koen Hindriks
  • Mark Neerincx
  • Petter Ögren
  • Tomáš Svoboda
  • Rainer Worst
Research Project


This paper describes the project TRADR: Long-Term Human-Robot Teaming for Robot Assisted Disaster Response. Experience shows that any incident serious enough to require robot involvement will most likely involve a sequence of sorties over several hours, days and even months. TRADR focuses on the challenges that thus arise for the persistence of environment models, multi-robot action models, and human-robot teaming, in order to allow incremental capability improvement over the duration of a mission. TRADR applies a user centric design approach to disaster response robotics, with use cases involving the response to a medium to large scale industrial accident by teams consisting of human rescuers and several robots (both ground and airborne). This paper describes the fundamentals of the project: the motivation, objectives and approach in contrast to related work.


Disaster response robotics Persistent environment models Persistent multi-robot action models Persistent multi-robot collaboration models Persistent human-robot teaming User-centric design 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Ivana Kruijff-Korbayová
    • 1
    Email author
  • Francis Colas
    • 2
  • Mario Gianni
    • 6
  • Fiora Pirri
    • 6
  • Joachim de Greeff
    • 3
  • Koen Hindriks
    • 3
  • Mark Neerincx
    • 4
  • Petter Ögren
    • 5
  • Tomáš Svoboda
    • 7
  • Rainer Worst
    • 8
  1. 1.Language Technology LabDeutsches Forschungszentrum für Künstliche Intelligenz (DFKI)SaarbrückenGermany
  2. 2.Eidgenössische Technische Hochschule Zürich (ETH)ZürichSwitzerland
  3. 3.Technische Universiteit Delft (TUD)Delft The Netherlands
  4. 4.Nederlandse Organisatie voor Toegepast Natuurwetenschappelijk Onderzoek (TNO)SoesterbergThe Netherlands
  5. 5.Kungliga Tekniska Hoegskolan (KTH)StockholmSweden
  6. 6.Università degli Studi di Roma “La Sapienza” (ROMA)RomeItaly
  7. 7.Czech Technical University in Prague (CTU) PragueCzech Republic
  8. 8.Fraunhofer Institute for Intelligent Analysis and Information SystemsSankt AugustinGermany

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