The supervisors of the national teams of the international project “Information System of Emergency Situations Management in the Areas of Floods and Landslides with Assistance of Distributed Heterogeneous Group of Robots” held an online working meeting on December 08, 2020. The collaborators presented the results of their research over the past three months (the previous meeting was held on September 17, 2020) and discussed the current interim results of the project. Let us remind, earlier the project participants took the decision to held a series of online meetings with the aim to increase efficiency of joint research.
Russia, Thailand and Japan are taking part in the international project. The Head of the Laboratory of intelligent robotic systems (LIRS) of the Institute of Information Technology and Intelligent Systems (ITIS) Professor Evgeni Magid is the Head of the national Russian team. Moreover, on the part of the Russian team a senior lecturer Roman Lavrenov and a 1st-year student of the master's program "Intelligent Robotics" Bulat Abbyasov, who is also a research assistant of LIRS, made presentations during the online meeting. In turn, professors of the national teams of Japan and Thailand presented their results.
The project will develop and test an uncommon prototype of a unique robotic information system for managing the process of disaster management. International teams will develop a new work platform and new strategies for managing the collaborative behavior of heterogeneous robots in the tasks of collecting information, monitoring and mapping large-scale disaster zones, including land, underwater and air areas prone to natural disasters, in particular floods and landslides caused by heavy rains. New management strategies, new interfaces and new protocols for interaction and data exchange between heterogeneous robots will be tested in simulations and verified in field experiments.