Perry, Ga., USA. (11/5/18 through 11/8/18) – Live demonstration by Squishy Robotics showcased how leading-edge robotic technology assists emergency first responders and saves lives during critical disaster situations at Operation Convergent Response (#OCR2018), Nov. 5-10, 2018 at the Guardian Centers in Perry, Ga., USA.
#OCR2018 is the second annual public safety technology expo and live demonstration event hosted by Verizon and Nokia in collaboration with the Guardian Centers and Aegex Technologies. #OCR2018 brings together dozens of the world’s most innovative companies to showcase their technologies that can enhance emergency response operations.
Squishy Robotics showcased its air deployable sensing robot to provide eyes, ears, and sensor information to first responders before and after entering the disaster scene. Due to their highly flexible design, these innovative sensor robots can be dropped from drones or aircraft into disaster situations that can be difficult or not immediately accessible by first responders. The smart technology provides real-time video, basic atmospheric conditions, and customizable sensor information, such as 4-gas sensor data. Data from several robots are aggregated on an intelligent user interface that provides First Responders life-saving situational awareness in scenarios where time is critical and immediate human access can be difficult or unsafe. The robots are very versatile and carry interchangeable sensor modules that could be used for a wide range of applications.
In addition to participation in the Solutions Showcase, Squishy Robotics was featured at the Earthquake Scenario.
About Squishy Robotics
Squishy Robotics, Inc., funded through a small business innovation research grant (NSF SBIR #1747189), provides rapidly deployable mobile sensor robots that provide first responders with lifesaving situational awareness in disaster situations. Visual and chemical data gathered and transmitted from the robot enables disaster response teams to make better decisions, save lives, reduce costs and risks, and increase the effectiveness of the response, all while increasing safety of team members.
About Operation Convergent Response (#OCR2018)
In any crisis – whether a natural disaster, a terror attack or an industrial catastrophe – every second counts. That’s why Verizon, Nokia, the Guardian Centers and Aegex Technologies are collaborating again to host a second annual training and live scenario event that puts the latest emergency response technologies in public and private first responders’ hands to help save lives.
With over 600 attendees, #OCR2018 brings together first responders and the world’s most innovative companies to showcase technologies that can enhance emergency response operations during realistic disaster scenarios. The annual event features live scenario demonstrations, a trade show, conference, and immersive learning experiences.
The event’s goal? Showing the world what is possible to improve the work of those who respond when every second count