The robot located the fire and sprayed water from the hose. Water blasted the flames.
The demo, four years in the making, is part of a new effort by the U.S. Navy to better assist sailors in fighting fires, controlling damage, and carrying out inspections aboard ships via user-controlled unmanned craft or humanoid robots. The firefighting robot is named SAFFiR, short for Shipboard Autonomous Firefighting Robot, and the U.S. Office of Naval Research envisions a future — long off, but tangible — in which every ship has a robot as a tool for firefighters.
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You really need to review your history. The open office has been around for centuries, if not millennia.
Yes millenia... we were banging rocks together in open offices called caves. But eventually we became civilized and stopped feeding from open troughs and learned to walk upright too.