We have been working to augment trained search and rescue canines with technological components to allow them to be monitored and controlled from greater distances in rubble caused by a disaster. Such rubble often precludes close interaction between a dog and its handler. In this paper we report the results of a set of trials involving augmented canines searching for simulated casualties in rubble. Two trials are reported on two different rubble piles.
IEEE SoSE 2007, San Antonio, TX, USA April 16-18, 2007