Robin Murphy:
These robots come to the rescue after a disaster

TEDWomen 2015 · 8:59 · Filmed May 2015
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When disaster strikes, who's first on the scene? More and more, it’s a robot. In her lab, Robin Murphy builds robots that fly, tunnel, swim and crawl through disaster scenes, helping firefighters and rescue workers save more lives safely — and help communities return to normal up to three years faster.

Disaster roboticist
Robin Murphy researches robots — ground, aerial and marine — that can help out during disasters. Full bio
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