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Robin R. Murphy

Robin R. Murphy is the Raytheon professor of computer science and engineering; vice-president of the not-for-profit Center for Robot-Assisted Search and Rescue at Texas A&M University.
Emerging Tech

An expert on search and rescue robots explains the technologies used in disasters like the Florida condo collapse

Ground robots are typically used to go into places that searchers can’t fit into and go farther than search cameras can.

Public Safety

Robots are playing many roles in the coronavirus crisis -- and offering lessons for future disasters

Taking on mundane tasks for health care workers during the pandemic, off-the-shelf robots are automating testing, delivering meals and disinfecting hospital rooms.