February 27, 2009
Robotic crawler carries you to safety in an earthquake
Soon to be inducted in Yokohama’s fire department is this robotic crawler which is designed to carry a human from the disaster zone to safety. In case of an earthquake rescue workers can load an injured person in the crawler which will then automatically carry it from the site to relief operations. It has four wheel belts and can easily move over rubble and other obstacles. The onboard motor is powerful enough to carry a 110 kg person. The crawler constantly measures the patients blood flow and other vital signs. It has infrared cameras which allow it to be operated remotely in the night and harsh weather conditions.
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