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Japanese Scientists Build 'Robot Dragon' That Fights Fire


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a demonstration of the Dragon Firefighter robot

The tip of the robot's firehose incorporates a conventional camera and a thermal imaging camera to locate the fire.

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A firefighter robot was engineered by researchers in Japan to extinguish fires in buildings by directly approaching the fire source.

The four-meter-long, remote-controlled Dragon Firefighter robot's fire hose is propelled upward, flying at two meters above the ground, by eight controllable water jets spouting from its center and head.

The fire hose, steered by a control unit in a wheeled cart behind, can change shape and be oriented towards flames.

The cart is linked through a supply tube to a fire truck with a water reservoir, while the hose's tip incorporates a conventional and thermal imaging camera to locate the fire.

From Yahoo! News
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