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    http://defense.aol.com/2012/04/03/na...est=latestnews

    Good thing it can put out a little trash fire... Lets see it hook up hose lines, go through smoke filled rooms open doors and advance a line. Wonder what happens to the plastic when it has a little heat.
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    Please tell me that is from onion.com.

    Please.

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    I've tried 4-5 times viewing the video but the excitement of the narrator put me to sleep.



    In the time it took him to wave his arms around and get the stupid robot to the fire, he could have grabbed his own extinguisher and put it out. Speed is key when fires are on a ship!



    Plus....the robot looks stoned!
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    Yeah, don't see this being any answer for quite some time. It would be easier and most cost effective to outfit cameras in compartments and have a quicker response from humans as opposed to wasting money on such a robot.

    Having served as a Damage Controlman in the Navy, this is quite laughable. I would love to see such a robot try and maneuver on a ship with narrow passageways and to navigate over "kneeknockers", go through water tight doors, and so forth.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dickey View Post
    I've tried 4-5 times viewing the video but the excitement of the narrator put me to sleep.
    I found his voice to be erotic. He put you to sleep because you were postcoital.

    So someone figured out how to make a computer aim a fire extiguisher at a fire using a TIC and an Xbox Kinect for commands? Not impressed.

    I'll strap a FIT-5 on a badger and produce the same results for thousands $$$ less.
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    [QUOTE=FiremanLyman;1324553
    I'll strap a FIT-5 on a badger and produce the same results for thousands $$$ less.[/QUOTE]

    I nominate this post for the Post of the Year Award.

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    That video fills me with the desire to pummel whoever thought of wasting my tax dollars on such a stupid idea with a 2 1/2 gallon water can.

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    Really? Some rocket sciencetist thought that a robot could do a better job at putting out a trash can fire. By the time the robot would of gotten to the door the whole room would of been involved. What a waste of time of finances and time.

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    Quote Originally Posted by johnsb View Post
    That video fills me with the desire to pummel whoever thought of wasting my tax dollars on such a stupid idea with a 2 1/2 gallon water can.
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    As a Navy vet, and career firefighter, what in the world are they thinking. What a waste of money and old school technology. The robot moves at the speed of a snail, without direction from the human it cannot function and can't open a door or step over a knee knocker. Direct that funding into the safer and AFG funds to improve public safety. With the ship board systems of damage control, we would have "fought" that propane fire by shutting off the tank!
    What a joke, not a thing innovative about this project.
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    Simply step 1 of a many step process. And most likely filmed to show the "funders" what progress has been made.

    Do some searching on the robots that Toyota and Honda have come up with.

    I would love to see such a robot try and maneuver on a ship with narrow passageways and to navigate over "kneeknockers", ...
    They've been there and done that...
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