Our company recently joined the Deutsches Rettungsrobotik-Zentrum e.V. (DRZ). The DRZ is a non-profit association based in Dortmund, which unites a broad network of renowned members from the fields of research, application and industry. Its main objective is the development of needs-based, innovative rescue robotics for civil emergency response and their integration into practical use. Especially in situations where the safety of the emergency services is at risk.
The main objectives of this competence network are:
– Establishment and expansion of an expert network
– Ensuring the protection and saving of human lives
– Promoting the development of new technologies
– Provision of a test environment and infrastructure for research and development
Particularly noteworthy is the DRZ’s Living Lab, which is unique in Europe and offers all association members a diverse test environment for development and research projects. Here we have the opportunity to extensively test and further develop our robotic systems for civilian emergency response.
We are delighted about our new membership of the DRZ, which also gives us the opportunity to play a key role in shaping the DIN 91477 standard (robot systems for use in emergency situations), which was only published this year.