We all realize now that the severe devastation, which can be brought to us via Mother Nature during these ever-increasing Atlantic Tropical Hurricane Seasons. FEMA can be over loaded and cannot always quickly respond when power, communication and all the roads leading in to the area are out. What can we do?.Well one online think tank is very busy addressing this issue and ready to advise technology prototype experts of their plan. Can we use our latest innovations in robotics to assist us in winning the battle against time to help those in their time of need and get a head start on the clean up? What about using Robotic Swarms for Hurricane Clean Up could that be in our Future? Some believe it might and one member of the online think tank, Swift from Las Vegas, stated;."Right now there isn't the technology to deal with down tree branches but maybe larger standing robots could be sent ahead to remove those--each robot managing its own set of tasks and then moving onto a new area.
".Indeed it could be possible to use crawler robots that have been designed in France and now are part of the Caterpillar Corporation to go in using the Latest DARPA Grand Challenge Robotic Technologies and clear the roads and then allow other robots to go in and get a head start on the clean up. Certainly this is possible.
Teams of robots working is swarms using such teamwork strategies could easily get this done. You bet it could work, in fact the idea is so brilliant that I am certain that Robotic Swarming Disaster Relief for Hurricane and Earthquake clean up could that be in our Future? Consider this in 2006.."Lance Winslow" - Online Think Tank forum board.
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By: Lance Winslow