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Submission + - Robot Firefighter to Throw Extinguisher Grenades (

S810 writes: "Discovery News is running this article about the US Navy developing a robot capable of "throwing extinguisher grenades."

From the article: "Fire has proven deadly for sailors throughout the centuries of naval warfare. The U.S. Navy wants to counter that ancient foe with a humanoid robot capable of throwing extinguisher grenades as it nimbly moves about the narrow passages and ladderways of modern warships.""

Adding features does not necessarily increase functionality -- it just makes the manuals thicker.