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Robots to the rescue


robot-bomberos2 The Tokyo Fire Department (Japan) has just incorporated a new machine to save victims of a disaster or fire who lie in areas that are too dangerous or difficult to access for rescue specialists. The robot uses its pincer-shaped “hands” to grab the wounded and place them on a conveyor belt, which places them safely inside a wagon. And it is managed by remote control.

It is not the only machine that assists these Japanese firefighters, who have been using robots since 1986. Yuki-taro T-53 , for example, is called up every time an earthquake hits the city or its surroundings and damages buildings. It is a vehicle with mechanical arms capable of lifting up to 100 kg of load without difficulty.

As if this were not enough, the Tokyo Fire Department has had Water Searcher for years, an underwater robot that searches for victims underwater and gently removes them afloat for the emergency services to do the rest. And with Fire Searcher , in charge of inspecting burning places equipped with a camera, a heat sensor, gas detectors and other instruments to ensure that everything is safe before “giving way” to his human companions.

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