“Robot operator training software”
A rescue robot works in a dangerous environment not accessible to humans. The operator stays a safe distance from the disaster area, and manipulates the robot watching images sent from the robot on a monitor display. In recovery operations from the Great East Japan Earthquake, the shortage of robot operators was a critical issue. The small number of available robots limited the number of potential operators who could be trained. If a robot were broken during practice, fewer robots would be available on the disaster site. To avoid the risk, CIT developed a rescue robot simulator to allow many potential operators to attend a training session and develop the know-how needed to operate the robot through hands-on experience. Here, you can experience the real training package— it’s not a game. Step forward and be a rescue robot operator trainee!
Part of the system was developed under NEDO’s Research and Development Project for an Unmanned Disaster Response System.