Participating in TEKNOFEST BLACK SEA, the robot called RESBUT will detect the coordinates of the person under the wreckage and from how many meters it came, thanks to the microphones on it, and report it to the rescue teams.
With RESBUT (Rescue beetle), prepared by students from Izmir who participated in the world’s largest Aviation, Space and Technology Festival TEKNOFEST, it is aimed to quickly reach those who are under the rubble in disasters.
TEKNOFEST BLACK SEA, organized by the Turkish Technology Team Foundation (T3 Foundation) and the Ministry of Industry and Technology, was held at Samsun Çarşamba Airport.
Among the projects participating in TEKNOFEST were the rescue robot named RESBUT, designed by İzmir Buca İnci Özer Naillı Science High School and İzmir Anatolian High School students Fırat Hacıoğlu, Eren Çömezoğlu, Mert Batuhan Şahin and Nebil Yurttaş under the consultancy of their teacher Yasemin Horasan.
The robot, which has three microphones on it, will be left in the wreckage during disasters. Heading in the direction of the sound, the robot will detect from which point and how many meters the sound is coming from. Thanks to a computer program of the robot, it is aimed to reach the person in the wreckage in a short time by notifying the coordinates to the rescue teams.
RESBUT, participating in the competition in the field of “disaster management”, will try to achieve a degree.
Fırat Hacıoğlu, one of the students, reminded that an earthquake occurred in 2020 in which many people lost their lives in İzmir.
Stating that he served as an AFAD volunteer in the wreckage, Hacıoğlu said, “At this time, I saw some shortcomings. We started working on it with my friends. We connected a microphone to a roaming robot.” said.
Stating that the robot to be left in the wreckage will move in the direction of the sound thanks to the microphones on it, Hacıoğlu said, “This way, many more lives will be saved in a short time. We prepared the program very easily. In this way, the system can be used with a short training.” he said.