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The Hoya Robot Goes into Harm's Way to Help Firemen

By: Brian G Randles - Published:   Updated: Aug 11 2011 • References: news.cnet & dvice
South Korea's Hoya Robot has developed a prototype for a robot that will assist firemen while fighting fires. Designed to check out dangerous situations rather than spraying water everywhere, the mini bot has the potential to save a lot of lives.

Although the video is not very impressive, the potential for this firemen helper designed by Hoya Robot is promising. You can check out more on the mini robot at the link below.

Implications - One of the primary functions of technology is to protect humans from dangers that robots or computers are capable of avoiding. This pattern points to a replacement of firemen, soldiers and other professionals in hazardous lines of work. Few people would willingly expose themselves to danger given the choice, so businesses capable of providing mechanical stand-ins will minimize workplace accidents.

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