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America Rebuilds: A Year at Ground Zero
Ground Zero Profiles
Engineering the Clean-Up
Artifacts
Video Stories
Imagining the Future
Dialogue
About the Program

Assisting the Rescue
Surveying the Damage
Assessing Buildings
Navigating the PATH
Understanding the Site
Stabilizing the Wall
Removing Debris
Supporting Structures
Extracting Hazards
Uncovering Property



Quick Facts

Sources

Removing Debris

Robots explore Ground Zero

Robot Scouts

RICH GARLOCK: The Army used robots to assist in the rescue effort and later provided them to us to use in areas we suspected were unsafe. This crew had just come over from Bosnia, where they had uncovered an incredible number of landmines. Here we unearthed a stairwell adjacent to the Marriott Hotel. We then sent the robot into the stairwell to evaluate how much of the structure was intact and to determine whether we could walk inside.

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