Disaster Relief Robots (ADVANCED @MIT)

Relief Mapping Video

John Fechtel

Rubble Bubble

Natalie Ferry and Leo Tricoire

Ocean FIlter

Emma Zuniga Martin and Ross McNeill

rubble bubble deploying

Natalie Ferry and Leo Tricoire

How to inflate the air bags

Natalie Ferry and Leo Tricoire

Find Their iPhone - Final Presentation

Theo Chemel

In this Studio I built a cell-phone tracking device which would be used by emergency responders to locate survivors trapped under rubble after a disaster situation. It can be difficult to locate people when they are out of sight and unable to move, pinned under tons of concrete, but this project aims to make that easier. Almost everyone carries a cell phone in their pocket, and these cell phones are constantly broadcasting their existence to anyone who will listen. Using a Bluetooth Low Energy sniffer connected to a directional antenna, this device will determine the direction and strength of these signals, which will lead rescuers to the location of the victim. A device like this will change the way emergency responders work for the better, by allowing them to find survivors easily using a cheap and compact device.

Relief Mapping

David Wang and 2 OthersAndrew McGuire
Tobias Julian

Radioactive Run-Off Robot

David Wang and Ludwig Tay

Portable Bunker

David Wang and 2 OthersAveen Nagpal
Yucheng Wan

Ocean Filter

David Wang and 2 OthersRoss McNeill
Emma Zuniga Martin