Yokohama fire dpt gets new rescue robot

Yokohama fire dpt gets new rescue robot

Postby Markus Waibel on 13 Mar 2009, 02:30

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Yokohama fire department's rescue robot
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The Yokohama fire department in Japan has enlisted a rescue robot to help recover victims from earthquake and other disaster zones. The robot is built around a large metal compartment equipped with two sets of tracks on either side.

It is unique in that it has an extendable tray that allows it to pull victims into its belly, where it can monitor vital signs throughout the rescue operation. The robot will be controlled by a remote operator and use infrared cameras to allow operations in conditions with poor visibility.

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