Humanoid Robot To Fight Fire On Board
The Shipboard Autonomous Firefighting Robot (SAFFiR) was developed by by the Naval Research Laboratory with participation of University of Pennsylvania and Virginia Tech. SAFFiR is to detect and extinguish fire while asking people not to panic. This humanoid robot is able to see through smoke and understand human voice and other communication, thus being capable to follow the leader commands as well as work independently. SAFFiR prototype will be tested in a safe environment aboard in September 2013.