Since the tragic events of the Japanese earthquake and tsunami a task force has been created and can be found at:
"The Robotics Task Force for Anti-Disaster (ROBOTAD) is a community of volunteers who gather to exchange and discuss the issues of technology, application, and management to utilize robotics toward recovery from the Great East Japan Earthquake and the Fukushima Nuclear Power Plant Disaster. The ROBOTAD is a hyper-academic organization and tightly liaises with academic societies, the Science Council of Japan, and industry. The ROBOTAD is chaired by Professor Hajime Asama, the University of Tokyo."
If this is an area of robotics where your technology or ideas can be of assistance, please do visit their website.