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Home-Made Fire Extinguishing Robot Unveiled in Iran

The Plasco tragedy prompted the production of the firefighter robot.The Plasco tragedy prompted the production of the firefighter robot.

Researchers at Qazvin Islamic Azad University have developed a firefighter robot that can withstand temperatures as high as 1,000º Celsius.
The use of robotic systems in firefighting is being increasingly studied as firefighters are routinely exposed to danger.
The robot can climb uneven surfaces and has a rotating fire hose nozzle. If disconnected from the operator, it is programmed to return to its operational starting point, reported ICTNA.
Mohammad Moshfeqi, the designer of the robot in the Center for Mechatronics Research at the Qazvin university, says they started the project 18 months ago and it took several months to conduct technical research and choose the appropriate raw material.
“The firefighter robot has a water tanker and can enter fire… The metal and fibers used in the robot ensure that flames will cause no damage.” 


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