On March 12, 2021, the heads 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 as part of a series of periodic online meetings. The collaborators presented the results of their research over the past three months (the previous online meeting was held on December 08, 2020) and discussed the current interim results of the project and exchanged ideas for its development.
Three countries are participating in the international project: Russia, Thailand and Japan. Professor Evgeni Magid, a Head of the Laboratory of intelligent robotic systems (LIRS) of the Institute of Information Technology and Intelligent Systems (ITIS) is the head of the Russian national team. On the part of the Russian team, a senior lecturer Roman Lavrenov, research assistant and a 1st-year student of the master's program "Intelligent Robotics" Bulat Abbyasov and research assistant Anzhelika Iskhakova made presentations during the online meeting. In turn, the professors of Japanese and Thai teams presented their interim 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.