Scientists at Italy’s IIT-Istituto Italiano di Tecnologia have effectively tried the latest form of the WALK-MAN humanoid robot, which is intended to help firefighters.
WALK-MAN was produced through an EU fund that additionally incorporates the College of Pisa in Italy, the École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL) in Switzerland, the Karlsruhe Establishment of Innovation in Germany, and the Université Catholique de Louvain in Belgium. The task started in 2013, with the first form of the robot being finished in 2015.
The new form of WALK-MAN stands 1.85 meters tall (6 ft), and at 102 kg (225 lb) is 31 kg (68 lb) lighter than the first. The majority of those weight-funds are in its more reduced abdominal area, produced using magnesium amalgams and composite materials.
In the current test, the robot was effectively ready to open a way to get into a room, find and close a valve to stop a theoretical gas spill, expel trash obstructing its way, and after that find a fire and utilize a quencher.
Remotely controlled by a human administrator wearing a sensor-prepared suit, WALK-MAN is proposed to enter a building, discover a fire, at that point put it out with a fire extinguisher. The robot’s head consolidates a 3D laser scanner and amplifiers, alongside camcorders that transmit live video to the administrator.