Maine Company Aims to Reduce Human Risk with Firefighting Robot

10/04/2012
Engineering companies have been trying to reduce the harm firefighters face and Maine-based Howe and Howe Technologies is offering this robot firefighter as a solution, reports CNET. The firm is known for building high-speed tracked vehicles that can tear through rugged terrain. Thermite, billed as the world's first production firebot, also rolls on treads so it can get over obstacles lying between it and a dangerous fire. Thermite stands about 4.5 feet tall, weighs 1,640 pounds, and can pump out up to 600 gallons per minute. It's attached to a long hose and douses fires with a nozzle that swivels vertically and horizontally. Thermite is designed to tackle everything from train derailm...

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