Robots deployed for search and rescue missions in recent China earthquake

robotsinsider-chinese-robotsChina is the latest victim of Mother Earth’s wrath. Last week, a 7.0-magnitude earthquake shook the country, particularly Lushan County in Sichuan Province. Over 186 people were reported to be dead. The number of injuries, on the other hand, rose to 10,000. Helping with the search rescue are three special robots from the Shenyang Institute of Automation.

One of the robots is a flying robot, as seen above, which uses a high-definition camera to capture images from the air. The two other robots are designed to slip through debris and ruins to detect survivors. The Shenyang Institute of Automation built the robots in partnership with the National Earthquake Response Support Service and the Chinese Academy of Sciences. The institute says that this is the first time that three robots were used in a earthquake rescue mission.

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Source: Xinhuanet