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Wednesday, June 20, 2018

Robots Powered by Water Jets

Clever idea for firefighting, other in water contexts.

Firefighting Robot Snake Flies on Jets of Water
Using steerable jets of water like rockets, this robot snake can fly into burning buildings to extinguish fires   ...  By Evan Ackerman in IEEE Spectrum  With Video

Fires have an unfortunate habit of happening in places that aren’t necessarily easy to reach. Whether the source of the fire is somewhere deep within a building, or up more than a floor or two, or both, firefighters have few good options for tackling them. They can either pour water into windows (which doesn’t always work that well), or they can try and get into the building, which seems like it’s probably super dangerous. .... " 

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