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Published on Feb 21, 2012
(Purdue University's College of Technology, one of the 10 academic colleges here, transformed into the Purdue Polytechnic Institute in May 2015. Some of the information presented in this video is likely to be out of date. For current information about Purdue Polytechnic, please visit https://polytechnic.purdue.edu.) This robot can be sent into inaccessible sites where there are fires, such as large buildings, tunnels or storage facilities to check for explosives or combustibles, to fight fires independently or make way for firefighters to work with greater ease. Using an independent suspension system, this robot can ascend or descend the stairs and can work in high temperatures, as it is waterproof and equipped with a cooling system.