Autonomous Fire Fighter Robot importance , types and uses
Autonomous Fire Fighter Robot is the robot which autonomously detect and extinguish the fire , It uses the flame sensor for detection , The fire extinguisher along with the electronic valve ( actuator ) is used to extinguish the detected fire .
The robot can rotate while actively scanning for the fire , This scanning is performed by the sensors placed on the sides , When the fire is detected , The robot can move in the direction of the fire and it stops 30 cm in front of it and trigger the extinguisher to turn out the fire .
The firefighting robots can save a lot of lives some day , The lives of those affected by the fire disaster as well as lives of those people working as the firefighters , It can be useful in certain types of incidents where the environment will be very dangerous for the humans such as the hazardous materials , the radioactivity or the propane tank which can explode .
The robots assisting firefighters are not an often seen sight , There are robotic devices which can already be used for such purposes , These include the bots that can be thrown into the fire site to inspect the situation , as well as the large remote controlled fire extinguishers .
The robot is used to fight the fire where the humans can not enter , It can identify the fire location and it can move automatically , It can turn itself automatically if there are any obstacles , It can take many pictures of the fire place regularly and it sends it to the central system , once the robot detects the fire location ….etc
The artificial intelligence fire fighting robot is movement based robot , It is used to sense the fire and it spreads the water over that direction , we use RF communication to communicate between the robot and the control room that is placed in the remote place .
The fire fighting has two sensors , It moves in all the directions from its position , When the flame or high temperature point is detected , the robot motion will stop automatically and it indicates the fire that has been detected .
The fire fighting has the micro controller that is the most important of the design , It acts as the brain for the robot , It interfaces all the sensors and the motors , It contains all the code for the robot operations .
The controller is the part of the robot which operates the mechanical arm and it maintains the contacts with its environment , This device is the combination of the hardware and the software which helps it to carry out its assigned tasks .
Most of firefighting robots are controlled remotely , They are tethered by the fire hose which supplies the water , They have infrared and standard cameras that transmit the images back to the operator .
The fire fighting robot helps to detect the exact direction of the fire source , It has the capability of sensing accurately with increased flexibility , Low cost in the long run , It is reliable and economical , by placing the sensors appropriately we can efficiently detect the location of fire .
Components of fire fighting robot
The fire fighting robot consists of Around Board , Flame Sensor Modules , DC Motor Driver , Electronic valve ( Or Linear Actuator ) , DC Gear Motor , Fire Extinguisher , the wheels , the motor clamps , the switch , the wire , Screws ETC , the tools required , Soldering Iron and Multimeter .
Shipboard Autonomous Firefighting Robot (SAFFiR)
It is the human-sized autonomous robot capable of finding and suppressing the shipboard fires and working seamlessly with the human firefighters , It is capable of many-directional walking , balancing in the sea state conditions and traversing obstacles .
It is capable of manipulating fire suppressors , It can use existing thermal shielding equipment , It is capable of autonomous navigation of shipboard environment with appropriate sensor suite .
It can offer the fire detection , the environmental monitoring and it can present the situation awareness capabilities , It can make use of broad range of fire suppression technologies , It is able to withstand higher heat for longer periods than the human firefighters , It works with the human firefighters , responds to the gestures and the commands .
It can develop the autonomous systems for the fire safety and the damage control , It will reduce the ship’s vulnerability to damage and decrease the recovery time while significantly reducing the life cycle costs , size and weight of the future damage control systems .
It is a technology that will reduce the human risks , It provides the alerts based on detection of gases and incipient fires , It aides the humans in suppressing the fire and provide the situation awareness .