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Category: Rescue

Meet the Firefighting Robot that Saved The Notre Dame in Paris

This is the Colossus, a robust fire-fighting robot by Shark Robotics that was developed with Paris firemen, the Brigade de Sapeurs-Pompiers. This multi-purpose support robot for operations in high-risk areas helped extinguish the ferocious Notre Dame blaze that occurred on April 15, 2019.

While it may seem small in size, this fire-fighting beast lives up to its name. Considered to be “the most powerful electric robot in the world,” the Colossus is amazingly resistant to thermal radiation (up to 900 ° C). It can also run up to 12 hours in an operational situation and has a carrying capacity of up to 500 Kg.

Its integration is also impressive. In less than 30 seconds, the Colossus’ functions are interchangeable by a single operator without the use of tools. Super easy to use, the Colossus sets up quickly and is a low-maintenance robot that has proven to save lives as well as beloved historic structures.

This Hidden Fire Escape Ladder Fits into the Frame of Your Window and Lights Up with Beeping During an Emergency

This is the Rescue Ready Fire Escape Ladder, an emergency fire escape ladder that is fully integrated into the frame of the window. It’s pre-rigged and permanently anchored to the home’s structural components, therefore it eliminates the challenges and risks encountered when trying to find and mount a bulky escape ladder to the window frame during an emergency.

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This Lifesaving Drone Deploys Rescue Devices and Uses AI to Detect Sharks, Crocodiles in the Water

The Westpac Little Ripper Lifesaver is a fleet of single and multi-rotor drones, otherwise known as UAV’s (Unmanned Aerial Vehicles or Drones) custom-made for search, rescue and lifesaving operations. They deploy rescue devices and communicate with victims in need of help. They also use AI to detect a variety of marine threats in oceans and waterways, such as sharks and crocodiles ​with high accuracy, in real-time.

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This Self-Recovery Tool Uses a Vehicle’s Own Power to Escape From Sand, Mud or Ice

This is the Bush Winch, a vehicle self-recovery system that was created in the rugged environment of the Western Australian bush. Created by geologist and remote destination traveler, Patrick Verbeek, the Bush Winch is “a simple, reliable, portable, and powerful solution” that stemmed from his off-roading experiences on rugged terrain in harsh, isolated locations.

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This ‘Human Dolly’ Safely Lifts Patients and Avoids Injury for First Responders

This is the IndeeLift Human Floor Lift (HFL). It’s essentially a “human dolly” that safety assists and lifts individuals or patients who have fallen on the floor and struggle to get up or are in need of medical assistance. The IndeeLift HFL is effective for residential and commercial use, professional healthcare, and emergency medical services personnel.

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This Remote-Controlled ‘Smart Lifebuoy’ Reaches Victims Faster Even in Treacherous Waters

This is OceanAlpha’s Dolphin 1 Smart Lifebuoy, a life-saving device with propellers and a smart remote-control system. This unmanned surface rescue vehicle is integrated with a single beam/multi-beam echo sounder, camera, and obstacle avoidance system, etc. Its two powerful propellers can drive the lifebuoy to a maximum speed of 10kn/s.

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This Non-Lethal Coast Guard ‘Canon’ Shoots Out Rope and Brings Pirates’ Boats to a Halt

This is the Buccaneer Light Weight Interceptor (LWI), a non-lethal “canon” that deploys rope that entangles, disables, and intercepts boats suspected of narcotics trafficking, piracy or terrorist acts. Developed by BCB International and used by Coast Guards around the world to defend cargo ships, the Buccaneer LWI is an advanced development of the Buccaneer Anti-Piracy System.

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This Explosion-Proof Fire-Fighting Robot Kills Hazardous Petrochemical Fires

This is the RXR-MC80JD, an explosion-proof, fire-fighting, and scouting robot designed by China’s CITIC Heavy Industry Kaicheng Intelligent Equipment. It’s designed for fire-extinguishing and reconnaissance in an explosive environment, such as petrochemical refining, oil, and fuel gas storage, as well as other chemical manufacturing, storage, transportation sites.

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This ‘Rapid Evacuation Slide’ for Low-Rise Buildings Uses Aviation Slide Technology

This is the Slide To Safety, a rapid evacuation slide for buildings, or a patented Rapid Evacuation System developed as an alternative method of evacuation from low-rise buildings. This revolutionary slide can safely evacuate people during fires, natural disasters, gas leaks, or in active-shooter situations.

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