First responder Advanced technologies for Safe and efficienT Emergency Response

FASTER aims to address the challenges associated with the protection of first responders in hazardous environments, while at the same time enhancing their capabilities in terms of situational awareness and communication.

FASTER will provide innovative, accepted and efficient tools covering:

● Data collection providing a secure IoT platform for distributed.
● Operational capabilities providing flexible, multi-functional autonomous vehicles, including swarms of them, for extended inspection capabilities and physical mitigation.
● Risk assessment providing tools for individual health assessment and disaster scene analysis for early warning and risk mitigation.
● Improved ergonomics providing augmented reality tools for enhanced information streaming.
● Resilient communication at the field level providing haptic communication capabilities, communication with K9s; and at the infrastructure level through 5G technologies and UAVs.
● Tactical situational awareness providing innovative visualisation services for a portable Common Operational Picture for both indoor and outdoor scenarios representation.
● Efficient Cooperation and Interoperability amongst first responders.


Robotnik is the leader of work package 5 of the project: “Autonomous platforms”. It involves the development of a new RB-CAR vehicle and also a SUMMIT-XL robot. They will be used by the first responders to explore and check the environment and also to transport some heavy materials.

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