Developed by the German manufacturer of Italian EmiControls-Magirus fire fighting vehicles, the TAF 20 robot will take service in Australia. The FRNSW [Fire & Rescue New South Wales] fire come to receive this amazing machine. Guided by an operator up to 500 meters, it includes a turbine capable of projecting a cloud of water at 60 m distance and a jet of water to 90 m. these designers have created him to extinguish a fire on a pipeline or to intervene on forest fires. Called TAF 20 (for “Turbine Aided Firefighting”), this robot of a new type is charged $310,000.
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“Robots are now fighting fires in Australia”, Quartz, December 11, 2015
“New firefighting robot can take the heat”, Communiqué officiel FRNSW, December 10, 2015