Network-Centric Applied Research Team

NCART is a multidisciplinary research organization based in the Department of Computer Science at Ryerson University. Our focus is on the extension of personal space and a sense of presence into, and across, different media. We want to interact with real worlds at the other end of the wire.

3D Scene Reconstruction of Disaster Environment

Our Research in 3D Scene Reconstruction is used to build models rubble of collapsed building with the hope that we can eventually characterize rubble. This is a much needed in Urban Search and Rescue study.




CAT: The technological augmentation of DOGS

CAT exploits biology to increase USAR success. The Cat project is a multidisciplinary research effort with the primary goal is to improve the performance of trained K9 Urban Search and Rescue (USAR) teams in finding and facilitating the rescue of live people who are trapped in the rubble of buildings that suffer a structural collapse.


CAT for Urban Search and Rescue

The intent of the CAT project has been to provide useful technological component augmentation to canine teams in support of USAR where direct interaction is precluded.




Robots At Disaster City

USAR Robots in Action (Disaster City, Texas, April 06):The purpose of the response robot evaluation exercises (RREE) is to introduce emerging robotic capabilities to emergency responders while providing valuable feedback to robot developers…