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US Navy’s Robots Being Prepared To Conquer Fires, Jungle, Sandstorms In Navy Training Center

With the advance technology, man has created Robot. We have seen robots performing different types of work. Seems like robots are going to be used in each house very soon. The defense sectors are not lagged behind. They are also using robots in different sectors. Navy is giving training to their robots to conquer fires, jungle, sandstorms. No doubt, when we people will be in danger and nobody is around there, we might see robots around us.


US Navy bot Lucas

We know that, the upcoming Naval firefighter SAFFIR is going to be tested on a decommissioned boat. Unfortunately, making real life simulations aren’t that much easy to replicate. Therefore, the US Navy built a training ground named Laboratory for Autonomous Systems Research (LASR) in Washington, DC. It is a 50,000 square feet building with designated areas. This place is designed to simulate everything from across the Globe.

About The Laboratory for Autonomous Systems Research Training Ground :

In here, what is done? Well the answer is like this. A 2.5 feet deep sand pit complete with a fan that whips up a sandstorm. The 60 feet tall jungle habitat including real mango and jackfruit plants and simulated weather, uses a sprinkler system to produce pouring rain. Not only this but also there are lots of space for testing robots in water, air and an outdoor section by creating artificial waterfalls, ponds, and a forest. It means, this is a place where robots are being trained for adjustment with the real world when they enter into the real world.

This training center helps the US Navy to observe the performances of robots before they’re actually sent out into the real field. At present, there are different types of bots like underwater drone, bat-like robot, Lucas, Octavia etc. Using technology and showing performance, Lucas and Octavia are trying to surpass Shipboard Autonomous Firefighting Robot (SAFFIR). These robots in the training center are able to take human commands easily and then determine the best course of action. For example: if someone is drowning or some place caught fire, just give a command and the robots know what to do to save that person.

Source : Danger Room
Special Thanks To : Naval Research Laboratory

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