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Posted by on Oct 7, 2012 in Science |

Thermite is the world’s first robot firefighter

Thermite is the world's first robot firefighter

Under the name of Thermite, Howe & Howe Tech presents what is the world’s first firefighter. This robot, in addition to fighting fires, has the distinction of being able to go to places where human is a would be difficult or impossible.

And is that the is immune to the smoke and all the toxic waste that could occur in the middle of a fire. It can be controlled from a distance of up to 400 meters, and their actions are quite small: 198 centimeters long, 140 wide and 89 high. Its weight, on the other hand, reaches 743 kg, which makes its transport is limited to a certain type of vehicle, although its size.

People of Howe & Howe cites the at Japan nuclear plant as an ideal case for using thermite. You can shoot up to 600 gallons (2,000 liters) per minute, but the best thing is its price: it is currently on sale for USD $98,500, cheaper than traditional trucks whose prices can be much higher.

Link: Thermite firefighting robot rolls out like a mini fire truck (Dvice)

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