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We've seen robot firefighters before, and even a robot firefighting contest, but it looks like some brave bots from the folks at Qinetiq are among the first to actually see service, although their roles are decidedly limited for the time being. According to Popular Mechanics, the robots are only be

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Designed to help firefighters communicate independently of unreliable traditional systems such as cellphone networks, i-Garment's \"smart suit\" does more than just enable voices to be heard. The suit also packs in location and health monitoring, with a whole infrastructure behind it including multip

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German researchers at the University of Madgeburg-Stendal have developed a concept for a robot shaped like a pill millipede that could potentially detect and fight forest fires. Were the \"OLE\" a real robot, it would be able to scuttle around the forest floor at speeds of around 6 to 12 MPH, using i

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So it looks like firefighters may be the next unlucky professionals replaced by cheap robotic labor, at least if a snakebot built by the Foundation for Industrial and Scientific Research in Norway (SINTEF) ever makes it into mass production. Lovingly nicknamed Anna Konda (no explanation necessary),

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