The future is now? Firefighting robot unveiled in Dubai

Dubai Civil Defence has unveiled a home-grown robot to be used to fight fires in the emirate.
Fire Bot will make it safer for fire fighters to begin tackling a blaze.
Fire Bot will make it safer for fire fighters to begin tackling a blaze.

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Dubai Civil Defence has unveiled a home-grown robot to be used to fight fires in the emirate.

The ‘Fire Bot’ was designed and developed here in the UAE by Dubai Civil Defence in partnership with Digi Robotics and is the first UAE designed and developed civil defence robot.

Fire Bot is designed to be remotely connected to fire extinguishing systems in buildings and to move to the source of a blaze and begin tackling the fire ahead of the arrival of fire fighters.

The robot is currently undergoing a three-month trial period to test the viability of the concept.

The project is part of Dubai Civil Defence’s plans to adopt non-conventional systems and technologies to improve the safety of residents and property.

Dubai Civil Defence is also in the process of developing a fleet of flying firemen to be used to tackle skyscraper fires.

Fire Bot is expected to be aimed directly at the logistics industry, providing an unmatched level of instant response to fires in warehouses and factories handling or producing flammable goods.

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