Robots To Fight Fires at Sea Use of small unmanned aircraft and humanoid robots to find and fight fires inside a ship has been tested by the Office of Naval Research (ONR). The tests on a decommissioned U.S. Navy vessel showed the systems could navigate through confined spaces in limited visibility to locate and tackle fires. The tests were conducted in November under ONR’s Damage Control Technologies for the 21st Century (DC-21) program, but the technology could be applied to ...


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