Students from the University of Warwick of UK have developed a remote-controlled rescuer robot whose mission is to search for survivors amid the rubble after a disaster such as earthquake etc. The robot is powered with the sensor which is renowned KINECTS to create a 3D modeling environment. The body of the robot is mounted on tracks so it can wander the paths and overcome difficult obstacles. It can crawl over troublesome obstacles and squeeze through small space.
The robot is also equipped with a mechanical arm powered by two engines Roboteq AX3500, it is able to move debris and help survivors to identify if they are trapped.
These same British students reported that their robot is lagging production cost very low compared to robots that use remote sensing by laser.