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Thermite Firefighting Robot Puts out Flames (and Looks Awesome Doing it)

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Looking like a military version of Wall-E on steroids, Howe and Howe Technologies‘ latest robot is ready to extinguish fires while keeping human firefighters at a safe distance.

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The appropriately named Thermite robot can pump out up to 600 gallons-per-minute of water or other firefighting agents. Its powerful dual-treaded design lets it drive into difficult terrains and over rubble and get much closer to the fire than you or I would want to.

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It’s not designed to replace humans, but to keep them safe. In fact, the robot must be driven around by a remote firefighter who still needs to aim the ‘bot at the source of the flames, and use their firefighting know-how to put out the fire.

While its $96,000 price tag might seem expensive to the average joe, it’s a drop in the bucket compared to most serious firefighting equipment. Never mind the fact that the Thermite robot will be worth its weight in gold the first time it saves a life.

[via Danger Room via iEEE Spectrum]



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