SAFFiR Robot: Firefighting Robot
One of the main goals of robots is to do jobs that are too dangerous for humans. In some cases it can be a repetitive task that might eventually lead to injuries. In some other cases, it can be a task that is directly in contact with a particular danger. In the case of the SAFFiR robot, it has been designed to help firefighters do their job by doing certain dangerous tasks.
As firefighting can be considered one of the most dangerous jobs in the world, it is natural to want to find ways to save human life or to avoid potential injuries as a result of this dangerous task. The SAFFiR project is all about helping firefighters in their everyday job. The project is a collaboration between Virginia Tech's Terrestrial Robotics Engineering and Controls Lab (TREC), Extreme Environments, Robotics & Materials Laboratory and the U.S. Navy. The goal is to, eventually, better assist sailors in fighting fires, controlling damage and carrying out inspections onboard ships. SAFFiR is short for Shipboard Autonomous Firefighting Robot.
|Degrees of Freedom||33|
|Vision System||Standard stereo, laser, stereo thermal imaging|
- Country: USA
- Company: Office of Naval Research