‘Protect our brave firefighters’: University of Texas students in Austin create firefighting robot

  • Source: KXAN-TV NBC 36 Austin
  • Published: 04/29/2024 12:00 AM

VIDEO: University of Texas students created a robot that can help protect firefighters. Their startup is called Paradigm Robotics. The technology is meant to assist with search and rescues in structure fires or other dangerous situations. Recently, the Austin Fire Department reported two firefighters were injured after searching for a person inside a house fire. The invention is called FireBot. Founder Siddharth Thakur said fire departments around the country are testing the robot. World’s first high temperature resistant, un-manned,” Thakur said. “So think remotely controlled search and rescue robot, designed to enter structural fires or other hazardous situations and provide life-saving, mission-critical situational awareness.”


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