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Wednesday, April 30, 2014

Humanoid Fire Fighters for the Navy

Navy testing humanoid firefighters.    Particularly interested in how these devices can be truly collaborative with humans, both other workers and decision makers.  " ... That's the vision coming out of the U.S. Navy's Office of Naval Research, which will host a test of robotic firefighters this summer. ... SAFFiR humanoid robot ... The U.S. Navy is working with the SAFFiR humanoid robot to make it an onboard firefighter. ... Firefighting robots would take on high-risk tasks, such as going into an intensely hot and smoky environment, that a human sailor would normally have to do. .. " 

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