Rescue robot against risks in natural disasters using arduino

Mario Chong, Ana Luna, Pilar Hidalgo, Aldo Panfichi

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Nowadays, nobody can deny that advanced technology is widespread in almost every aspect of our daily lives. Our main objective in this research is to provide a tool that is complementary to the work of rescuers in the face of a natural disaster that minimizes the risks of loss of life during the SAR (Search And Rescue) process. The main function of the designed prototype, named “Rescue Bot”, is the search of missing persons after collapses of large-scale structures of any kind, where it is difficult to locate people caught in a landslide. The rescue bot has several advantages: it is lightweight, it has small dimensions, it is cheap, and it uses a simple and low-level programming language through the free hardware platform Arduino. Its mission is to reduce the number of fatalities and rescue time and take the risks that rescuers face in every natural disaster. We have used several sensors and an infrared camera as indispensable accessories in the Rescue Bot. The information collected is sent to the control centre in real-time.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProduction and operations management
Subtitle of host publicationPOMS Lima, Peru, December 2-4, 2021 (Virtual Edition)
EditorsJorge Vargas Florez, Irineu de Brito Junior, Adriana Leiras, Sandro Alberto Paz Collado, Miguel Domingo Gonzalez Alvarez, Carlos A. Gonzalez-Calderon, Michelle Rodriguez, Diana Ramirez-Rios
Place of PublicationCham
Number of pages12
ISBN (Electronic)978-3-031-06862-1
StatePublished - 2022
EventProduction and Operations Management Society - Lima - Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú , Lima, Peru
Duration: 2 Dec 20214 Dec 2021

Publication series

NameSpringer proceedings in mathematics & statistics
ISSN (Print)2194-1009
ISSN (Electronic)2194-1017


ConferenceProduction and Operations Management Society - Lima
Abbreviated titlePOMS Lima
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  • Arduino board
  • Relief operations
  • Low-cost sensors
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