Palestinian students created a robot to search for victims trapped in the rubble

GAZA (ANTARA) – Three Palestinian teenagers in the Gaza Strip have created a smart rescue robot that can help find people trapped under the rubble of a collapsing building.

This mini car -shaped device is equipped with a remote control function (remote control) Wi-Fi was developed by Rama Ibrahim along with his brother Ahmed and their classmate Yousef Aqil after months of research and experimentation, students told Xinhua Sunday.

They are all elementary school students.

Rescue robots with cameras and alarms can be operated via a mobile phone app and notify the rescue team via sound “bip” as well as push notification on mobile.

“We had the idea to create such a robot after the end of the latest wave of military violence in the Gaza Strip last year, where dozens of trapped civilians lost their lives,” Rama said. “Unfortunately, we live in a conflict zone facing ongoing conflict, which means we need to be prepared for severe conditions in the future,” Youssef Aqil told Xinhua.

On May 10, 2021, Israel and Hamas, the ruling faction of Gaza, began what was then described as their worst battle since 2014, which lasted 11 days and killed more than 260 Palestinians and 14 Israelis.

The Israeli military strike came after Hamas-led rebels fired a barrage of rockets at several major Israeli cities in response to Israeli provocations in the grounds of the Al-Aqsa Mosque in East Jerusalem.

“Unfortunately, we live in a conflict zone facing ongoing conflict, which means we need to be prepared for severe conditions in the future,” Youssef Aqil told Xinhua. “My colleagues and I studied the idea of ​​building a robot and set a schedule to do so, given that we relied on the use of electronic devices available to us, most of which were broken electronic game waste or unused power tools,” he said.

Rama said local rescue teams were facing great difficulties in reaching people trapped by the bombing and the constant electricity supply.

Therefore, they have a great need to leverage artificial intelligence and build robots that can help find solutions that allow rescue teams to reach victims as quickly as possible, the creators said.

“My colleagues and I studied the idea of ​​building a robot and set a schedule to do so, as we relied on the use of electronic devices available to us, most of which were broken electronic game waste or unused power tools,” he said.

Aqil added that what differentiated the robot was its ability to reach the victim through a narrow gap in the hope that the discovery could contribute to protecting the rescue team from being exposed to danger.

The three students had difficulty making the robot because almost all the materials needed were not enough including the camera Quadcopter small and precise, and the high price of other materials.

“Despite these obstacles, we are adamant to make the initial form of this robot,” said Ahmed Ibrahim.

He added that they are now working to change the shape of the robot to a snake -like shape that can reach the narrowest areas.

Translator: Xinhua
Editor: Bayu Prasetyo
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