SAFFiR: the autonomous, firefighting humanoid robotic

SAFFiR: the autonomous, firefighting humanoid robot

It took six years, however in the end, Anna Konda has a formidable firefighting associate. SAFFiR, also referred to as the Shipboard Autonomous Firefighting Robotic, is being formed by scientists on the Naval Analysis Laboratory. Because the story goes, it is a humanoid robotic that is being engineered to “transfer autonomously all through the ship, work together with individuals, and battle fires, dealing with most of the harmful firefighting duties which are usually carried out by people.” Outdoors of being stoic (and brawny) from tip to tip, it is also outfitted with multi-modal sensor know-how for superior navigation and a sensor suite that features a digital camera, fuel sensor, and stereo IR digital camera to allow it to see by means of smoke. We’re advised that its inner batteries can maintain it cranking for a strong half-hour, whereas being able to manipulating hearth suppressors and throwing propelled extinguishing agent know-how (PEAT) grenades. Wilder nonetheless, it’s going to be capable of stability in “sea circumstances,” making it good for killing flames whereas onboard a ship. In fact, it is also being tweaked to work with a robotic group, giving it undercover powers to ultimately flip the flames on the parents that created it. Paranoid? Perhaps. However who’re we to be too cautious?

Replace: Seems, the identical Dr. Hong that we had on The Engadget Present is chargeable for this man as nicely. It is the subsequent step in evolution of the CHARLI humanoid, and the 2 pictures seen after the break are credited to RoMeLa: Robotics & Mechanisms Laboratory, Virginia Tech.

SAFFiR: the autonomous, firefighting humanoid robot

SAFFiR: the autonomous, firefighting humanoid robot

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