South Korea's Hoya Robot is developing a mini firefighter helper bot that can enter burning buildings to conduct reconnaissance and check for people.
The Firefighters Assistant Robot can apparently operate for up to 30 minutes in fires, and can withstand temperatures up to 320 F. It can also survive falls of more than 6 feet. It's water-resistant, as seen in this experiment video.
It may look like a tank up close, but the bot can nearly fit in the palm of your hand and weighs only 3 pounds.
The remote-controlled rover can scoot into a blaze and transmit … Read more