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SME: Minnesota May Meeting – Robotics in First Response

May 13 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

As first responders deal with increasingly complicated situations, the equipment available to them has evolved to incorporated sensors, wireless and computer technology, and all the aspects of what we engineers know as robotics and automation.  Sensor technology allows the automated detection of hazardous or weaponized materials. Mechanical systems have automated the process of doing chest compressions. There are now turnkey systems to deliver emergency medical payloads.  Join us as Tommy Murdock teaches us about leading edge use of robotics in first response.

Thomas O. Murdock obtained a BS degree in Chemistry from the University of Michigan, a Ph.D. from the University of North Dakota, and completed postdoctoral studies at the Max Plank Institut fur Kohlenforschung (Mulheim, Germany) and the University of Minnesota.  His work experience includes positions in research chemistry, laboratory management and serving as a Director of Environmental Health and Safety at Medtronic world headquarters.

Tommy is also a retired volunteer firefighter, who has developed and taught hazardous materials classes and presented papers and research at national conferences.  He has been published in Minnesota Fire Chief and Fire Engineering magazines.  He is a consultant/member of a St. Cloud Emergency Response Team and has developed hazardous materials scenarios for Anoka county emergency response drills.

Date:               Thursday, MAY 13, 2021
Location:         Your electronic device via Zoom
Time:               6:00 p.m.  Central Time
Cost:               None
RSVP:                 Zoom Registration Link
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May 13
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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