WALK-MAN: the world's first robot-firefighter
You can have different attitudes to the fact that in the future robots can replace humans in different positions, but the work associated with risk to life, really is better to give the robotic mechanisms. And in this area there is already a lot of development, one of which is the brainchild of engineers from the Italian Institute of Technology: the robot firefighter WALK-MAN, who recently successfully passed the first tests in conditions close to real.
Immediately it should say that WALK-MAN does not move on their own: its movement corresponds to the operator located at a safe distance. robot design allows it to use almost any means to rescue people and fire, from axes to fire extinguishers. Located on the robot head laser scanner, several cameras and microphones, which transmit data to the operator. 32 is used for movement of the motor, located in different areas of the body and the extremities are installed sensors that measure the mechanical load on them. In addition, the machine is equipped with accelerometers to maintain equilibrium.
WALK-MAN has a height of 185 centimeters and weighs 102 kilograms, and with one hand robot is able to lift the weight up to 10 kilograms. One battery charge is enough for the robot to run continuously for 2 hours. More to evaluate robot-fire in you to the video, which is located below and to discuss new product - Telegram in our chat.