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Are you interested in sponsoring the Urban Search and Rescue (USAR) Robot team?

We are looking for sponsors to support the team in developing our search and rescue robot (USAR). If you would like to sponsor us, please do not hesitate to contact us. Alternatively if you would like to know more, you can read our Sponsorship and Information pack here.

Additionally, do not forget to check out the team's progress on social media!

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Key info:

Project Overview
Project Reports
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    Who we are

    Warwick Mobile Robotics (WMR) is an on-going group research project carried out by a team of Master’s level engineering students at the University of Warwick. This project is jointly run by the School of Engineering and WMG. Since 2008, WMR research teams have been helping to make advances in robotic systems in the Urban Search and Rescure (USAR) field.

    This year the WMR team was formed of a multi-disciplinary team consisitng of mechcanical, manufacturing, electrical and software engineers.

    The project

    USAR robots are designed to locate survivors in hazardous environments, such as earthquake disaster zones, thus removing emergency service personnel from danger.

    The overarching project goal is to continue the design and manufacture of a fully functioning USAR robot to advance research of Search and Rescue systems in disaster environments.

    Our Project Aims and Objectives

    The aim of the WMR team this year is to complete the previous year's efforts on the robot IRIS and achieve a completed and optimised USAR robot.

    The following are the team's objectives:

    1. Complete previous manufacturing & assembly work on IRIS' design
    2. Incorporate a new robot arm to the design to allow it to interact with its surroundings in a tangible manner
    3. Optimise software and hardware systems
    4. Implement a range of sensors to provide information about external environments
    5. Promote the WMR project to increase its impact on the local and wider community

        Past Projects

        To find out about the work done in previous stages of the project, please view our annual project reports in the reports section.

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