A fireman is a brave hero who jumps straight into dangerous situations to rescue those trapped by fire, but that risk could soon be reduced thanks to the deployment of the first two automated, wheeled robots at fire stations in Daegu, south of Seoul. Developed by Hoya Robot, the Fire Spy Robot measures a mere 12.5cm in diameter and tips the scales at 2 kgs, making it easily maneuverable even into the middle of a blaze to find out exactly what is happening behind the fumes and heat. As for the other robot which is more of a larger vehicle, it measures 88cm tall and 85cm wide, catering for larger blazes. They’re heat resistant up to 500 degrees Celsius for over an hour, making us wonder whether they’ll be rewarded Medals of Honor during the course of their duties.
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