NSF I/UCRC Safety, Security, and Rescue Research Center – SSR-RC

What is an I/UCRC?

Industry University Cooperative Research Center, I/UCRC, is a National Science Foundation (NSF) funded consortium of companies and universities working together on industry-relevant research in an emerging field.

The SSR-RC is the only NSF I/UCRC focused on robotics technologies.

SSR-RC focuses on the emerging field of Safety, Security, and Rescue research, which includes a variety of topics in healthcare, manufacturing, homeland security, and emergency preparedness and response. Additional university partners in the I/UCRC SSR-RC include: University of Minnesota (Lead University), University of Pennsylvania and University of Denver.

MISSION: The UNC Charlotte SSR-RC site mission is to conduct partner-oriented, multi-disciplinary research on computation-driven robotic and sensor systems augmented by data analysis, to improve the safety, capability and well-being of humans.

RESEARCH FOCUS: The UNC Charlotte SSR-RC site focuses on research to solve issues related to the physical safety and wellbeing of humans as workers, patients, and customers.

The SSR-RC Site Planning Meeting was successfully held at UNC Charlotte on Sept. 10–11, 2012, followed by the SSR-RC Symposium held in the center city building on Sept. 12-13, 2012.

Click here to download the SSR-RC Talking Points Brochure.


Dr. Jing Xiao has recently been featured in an article about robots dealing with danger and uncertainty in “International Innovation”, please click the image below to read the full article.

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