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Detecto / Search and rescue device


DETECTO is a search and rescue device to aid rescue workers in saving human lives trapped under earthquake rubble. It is portable and can move through small cracks to reach the victim. The device itself is 10cm x 10cm x 10cm in dimension and houses an IR camera, flash, mic, speaker, direction sensor and barometric pressure sensor. It is 2-wheeled which are driven by high torque BLDC motors. Its form is self-correcting in nature that makes it return to its stable orientation. It is controlled by a rescue worker using a hand-held controller from outside the debris with a 10m long wire which also helps to pull back the device.


Indian Institute of science

Indian Institute of science
Bangalore, India

Aniket Kulkarni,
Indian Institute of science

Budhaditya Mitra,
Indian Institute of Science