In the news: firefighting robot tested in Illinois fire

Researchers in the Department of Computer and Information Technology got their first look at their firefighting robot at work in a real firefighting situation Thursday (June 20).

They confirmed that its size and remote-controlled nature make it very helpful in dangerous situations. And they also found some flaws that will need to be addressed.

Researchers involved in the project include lead Eric Matson, Eric Dietz, and Anthony Smith.

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How can firefighting robots impact Purdue, Lafayette area?

A new international partnership focused on robotics, particularly firefighting robots, could result in several benefits to Purdue University and the Lafayette-West Lafayette area.

Researchers in Purdue’s College of Technology announced a partnership with two Korean robotics companies and a Korean University Feb. 21. The entities are interested in conducting robotics research with Purdue’s Department of Computer and Information Technology. In addition, the Korean companies are exploring U.S.-based commercialization and manufacturing opportunities in the community.

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