ALARIS team member Ainur Begalinova has participated in the GKmM Summer School on Cooperation of Robots and Sensor Networks for Emergency Response held on September 28 – October 3 in Ebernburg, Germany. GkmM Summer School is a fourth summer school devoted to the application to emergency response scenarios. This is tackled by an array of devices tanging from inexpensive, tiny, low power sensor nodes, through high-end data gathering visual sensors and unmanned autonomous vehicles to resource rich and powerful command stations. Such a heterogeneity in communication mechanisms, processing capabilities, and inherent mobility of the different devices constitutes a so-called mixed-mode environment.
The most excellent projects was presented to the audience during summer school to identify novel opportunities and research directions. Ainur Begalinova had presented research project on which she is currently working, it is “Design and Control of Gyro Stabilized Pan-tilt Sensor for Mobile Applications”. The novelty of the project was reviewed and estimated as promising and novel in the field. Meanwhile participants surveyed research areas in the domain of mixed-mode environments and their application for emergency response.
Program of summer school included talks from renowned scientists from the Robotics field, tutorials on wireless sensor networks, autonomous search and rescue robots building. Among invited speakers were highly successful researchers in their field such as: Ulf Blanke, ETH Zutich, Switzerlan; Daniel Cremers, Technische Universität München, Germany; Xavier Defago, Japan Advanced Institute of Science and Technology; Davide Scaramuzza, University of Zurich, Switzerland; Alfred Schöttl, Munich University of Applied Sciences, Germany; Matt Johnson, Institute for Human and Machine Cognition, FL, USA and others.
The summer school provided an excellent opportunity to get in contact with known researchers working in the field of Robotics, to meet distinguished scholars, and to establish contacts for potential research collaborations in the future. Ainur Begalinova had an opportunity to gain hands-on experience involving mobile rescue robots and wireless sensor networking.