Robot can scope out dangerous areas before firefighters venture in

06/6/2013 | CNET

A robot that can climb stairs and roll along like a Segway can help firefighters scout a burning building by retrieving data on the nature of the fire and where it is, writes Elizabeth Armstrong Moore. The device developed at the University of California, San Diego, includes both infrared cameras and stereo RGB cameras that can be used to create 3D images of designated areas.

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