When it comes to finding fire, especially the fires that are not where
they are supposed to be, the task is not that hard. Usually you just go
to the place where the light and the heat are coming from. When it comes
to robots there are a lot of ways to find and fight fires. The folks
over at USCD have
developed a fire fighting robot that works in the very same way. The
robot, which is called FFR ( short for Fire Fighting Robot) is used to
help find fires and fight them.
The bot uses both a thermal camera and a steroscopic camera in order
to locate fires and maybe even find humans caught in the blaze. The
bots, who use inexpensive sensors to the get the job done, could be a
great way to deal in bots who get the job done without costing an arm
and a leg. Considering the bots spend all of their time looking for, and
though, buildings that are one fire, using inexpensive equipment is
probably the smartest way to go.
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