Published On : Fri, Feb 5th, 2016

‘Fire Bot’ can be effective answer to Nagpur’s fire prone buildings


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As the news of Nagpur’s various key buildings lacking proper fire fighting sytems keep filling the newspapers, here comes a new technology which can prove to be an effective resolution to this problem
A robot designed to extinguish fire and help in civil defence was launched during an international technology competition in Dubai. This launch has raised possibilities to the existing fire problems in various major cities including Nagpur.

The robot called ‘Fire Bot’ is part of Dubai Civil Defence’s plans to adopt non-conventional systems and technologies to improve the safety of residents and property.

The innovation unveiled yesterday at the UAE Drones for Good Award competition is capable of carrying out critical tasks remotely by connecting to extinguishing systems in buildings and automatically moving to the source of fire to carry out the initial fire extinguishing process until the arrival of firefighters.
It can also be used to carry out awareness campaigns in malls and is a result of collaboration between Dubai Civil Defence and Digi Robotics, a company that offers specialised solutions and technologies in robotics and artificial intelligence systems, a statement said.

The robot will be subject to a trial period of three months and then evaluated at the end of the period to determine its technical and operational efficiencies.