It is all too easy to think the worse that can happen when it comes to the research and development of robots, but here is one design that will get the support of everyone, even people who think that robots will take over the world one day will see that there is a use for this robot. Its full title is the Shipboard Autonomous Firefighting Robot or the much easier to say SAFFiR robot, it is being supported by the Office of Naval Research (ONR) as a method of fighting fire on board ships of all sizes.
The main job of the SAFFiR is to seek out and fight fires in the confined spaces found below decks on board ships. These areas are very dangerous for humans to fight fires in because of the cramped conditions with low light and little air available.
Sponsored by the Office of Naval Research (ONR), SAFFiR is a two-legged, or bipedal, humanoid robot designed to help researchers evaluated unmanned systems to support Sailors with damage control aboard naval vessels.
There is no news on when Shipboard Autonomous Firefighting Robot – SAFFiR is likely to be used in the real world, but there is definitely a need for this type of robot.
Source: US Navy Research YouTube Channel