For over the last 85 years, the Naval Research Laboratory has served both the Navy and the country in keeping up with, and developing, the technological challenges of the world. So, it shouldn’t be surprising that they have recently unveiled a firefighting robot.
The Naval Research Laboratory (NRL) have recently commissioned “an interdisciplinary team to develop a humanoid robot that could fight fires on the next generation of combatants.”
A humanoid robot “was chosen because it was deemed best suited to operate within the confines of an environment that was designed for human mobility,” and will be able “to move autonomously throughout the ship, interact with people, and fight fires, handling many of the dangerous firefighting tasks that are normally performed by humans.” . . . Read Complete Report
Published on Apr 12, 2012 by washingtontimes