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Video: Robot Searches Burning Buildings

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Elizabeth M
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Re: Segway robot
Elizabeth M   7/1/2013 5:23:48 AM
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Definitely I think this could also be a good application for search and rescue, too, jmiller. The military has been working on similar type robots, though not Segway-scooter style. But I think this is quite a practical approach and a good use of that design form, which I think personally is quite silly as a mode of transport for people.

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jmiller   6/30/2013 10:09:20 AM
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I wonder where else it might be useful.  I think of search and rescue operations and things like that. 

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Re: Nice video
jmiller   6/30/2013 10:08:17 AM
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I really like to read articles where technology is taken from one arena and put into another. It's that outside of the box, forget following the rules type of thinking that I find really fun to watch.

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notarboca   6/30/2013 1:50:00 AM
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Innovative and well thought out.  This design is guaranteed to save someone's life; might be a firefighter or a potential victim, but it is going to work some time in the future.

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Debera Harward   6/29/2013 6:07:40 AM
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Its really very nice and interesting to watch robots helping humans. Idea is very innovative and thought provoking this robot can give a clear image of what is happening inside the burning building and with this information fire brigade people can take precautionary measures . This is a very big help for fire brigade people.

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Segway robot
taimoortariq   6/29/2013 1:54:18 AM
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Its nice to see a segway robot contributing to the society other than transport uses. Quite an innovative idea, although i cannot see the video due to some reason, but i do hope the speed and control of this semi autonomus robot is fast and robust, because even a small amount of lag or delay might be fatal for citizens.

TJ McDermott
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Re: Clever center leg
TJ McDermott   6/28/2013 9:03:14 PM
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The center leg, combined with the wheels spinning as reaction wheels to maintain balance. WAY COOL Charles!

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Clever center leg
Charles Murray   6/28/2013 6:09:05 PM
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What a clever way this robot has of climbing stairs, using the actuated center leg.

Charles Murray
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Re: Nice video
Charles Murray   6/28/2013 6:06:01 PM
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I, too, was baffled by the explosion at the end of the video, TJ. Makes for an interesting climax, but it doesn't really make sense.

TJ McDermott
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Re: Nice video
TJ McDermott   6/28/2013 10:21:00 AM
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The robot is fascinating, and the video demonstrates some impressive software (the 3D pont cloud was amazing), but I frankly did not understand the final segment of it.  The robot runs into a wall, falls over, and explodes?  Kinda defeated the message up to that point.

Or am I missing something?

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