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Rescue Me, Robot: Machines ready for firefighting duty | Danger Room – Wired.com

Imagine if you saw a pimped up and remote controlled mini tank zooming to extinguish a flaming wreck. You’d be forgiven for thinking it was the beginnings of a B-rate sci-fi movie.┬áBut within just a couple of months, robots like these will be deployed to fight fires in the U.S.
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By Andra Keay

As well as being a Core Team Member of Robohub, and Robotics Industry Futurist, Andra Keay is the Managing Director of Silicon Valley Robotics, the non-profit industry group supporting innovation and commercialization of robotics technologies.

Andra is also founder of the Robot Launch global startup competition, Robot Garden maker space, Women in Robotics and is a mentor, investor and advisor to startups, accelerators and think tanks, with a strong interest in commercializing socially positive robotics and AI. She joins CITRIS People and Robots Research Group as a Visiting Scholar.

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