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NavyUnveils Firefighting Robot AfterTest Aboard Ship

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Shipboard Autonomous Firefighting Robot (SAFFiR),141106-N-PO203-269,141106-N-PO203-269, 141106-N-PO203-269

MOBILE, Ala. (Nov. 6, 2014) John Seminatore, a graduate student at Virginia Tech, secures the Office of Naval Research-sponsored Shipboard Autonomous Firefighting Robot (SAFFiR) during testing aboard the Naval Research Laboratory's ex-USS Shadwell in Mobile, Alabama. The bipedal humanoid robot, developed as a test bed for autonomous firefighting and damage control operations, was tethered to a power source for demonstrations aboard the NavyÕs fire test platform. (U.S. Navy photo by John F. Williams/Released) 141106-N-PO203-269 MOBILE, Ala. (Nov. 6, 2014) John Seminatore, a graduate student at Virginia Tech, secures the Office of Naval Research-sponsored Shipboard Autonomous Firefighting Robot (SAFFiR) during testing aboard the Naval Research Laboratory's ex-USS Shadwell in Mobile, Alabama. The bipedal humanoid robot, developed as a test bed for autonomous firefighting and damage control operations, was tethered to a power source for demonstrations aboard the NavyÕs fire test platform. (U.S. Navy photo by John F. Williams/Released) 141106-N-PO203-269 MOBILE, Ala. (Nov. 6, 2014) John Seminatore, a graduate student at Virginia Tech, secures the Office of Naval Research-sponsored Shipboard Autonomous Firefighting Robot (SAFFiR) during testing aboard the Naval Research Laboratory's ex-USS Shadwell in Mobile, Alabama. The bipedal humanoid robot, developed as a test bed for autonomous firefighting and damage control operations, was tethered to a power source for demonstrations aboard the NavyÕs fire test platform. (U.S. Navy photo by John F. Williams/Released)

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Shipboard Autonomous Firefighting Robot (SAFFiR),141106-N-PO203-226, 141106-N-PO203-226

141106-N-PO203-226 MOBILE, Ala. (Nov. 6, 2014) The Office of Naval Research-sponsored Shipboard Autonomous Firefighting Robot (SAFFiR) undergoes testing aboard the Naval Research Laboratory's ex-USS Shadwell located in Mobile, Alabama. SAFFiR is a bipedal humanoid robot being developed to assist Sailors with damage control and inspection operations aboard naval vessels. (U.S. Navy photo by John F. Williams/Released)

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Shipboard Autonomous Firefighting Robot (SAFFiR), 141106-N-PO203-059

MOBILE, Ala. (Nov. 6, 2014) Coleman Knabe, a graduate student at Virginia Tech, assists as the Office of Naval Research-sponsored Shipboard Autonomous Firefighting Robot (SAFFiR) extinguishes a fire during testing aboard the Naval Research Laboratory's ex-USS Shadwell located in Mobile, Alabama. SAFFiR is a bipedal humanoid robot being developed to assist Sailors with damage control and inspection operations aboard naval vessels. (U.S. Navy photo by John F. Williams/Released) 141106-N-PO203-059 MOBILE, Ala. (Nov. 6, 2014) Coleman Knabe, a graduate student at Virginia Tech, assists as the Office of Naval Research-sponsored Shipboard Autonomous Firefighting Robot (SAFFiR) extinguishes a fire during testing aboard the Naval Research Laboratory's ex-USS Shadwell located in Mobile, Alabama. SAFFiR is a bipedal humanoid robot being developed to assist Sailors with damage control and inspection operations aboard naval vessels. (U.S. Navy photo by John F. Williams/Released)

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Shipboard Autonomous Firefighting Robot (SAFFiR), 141105-N-PO203-301

MOBILE, Ala. (Nov. 5, 2014) Dr. Tom McKenna, who oversees programs in computational neuroscience and human-robot interaction at the Office of Naval Research (ONR), talks with Brian Lattimer, right, associate professor at Virginia Tech, during testing of the ONR-sponsored Shipboard Autonomous Firefighting Robot (SAFFiR) aboard the ex-USS Shadwell. SAFFiR is a bipedal humanoid robot being developed to assist Sailors with inspection and damage control operations. ONR has partnered with the Naval Research Laboratory, Virginia Tech, Carnegie Mellon University, the University of Pennsylvania and others to advance the prototypeÕs development. (U.S. Navy photo by John F. Williams/Released) 141105-N-PO203-301 MOBILE, Ala. (Nov. 5, 2014) Dr. Tom McKenna, who oversees programs in computational neuroscience and human-robot interaction at the Office of Naval Research (ONR), talks with Brian Lattimer, right, associate professor at Virginia Tech, during testing of the ONR-sponsored Shipboard Autonomous Firefighting Robot (SAFFiR) aboard the ex-USS Shadwell. SAFFiR is a bipedal humanoid robot being developed to assist Sailors with inspection and damage control operations. ONR has partnered with the Naval Research Laboratory, Virginia Tech, Carnegie Mellon University, the University of Pennsylvania and others to advance the prototypeÕs development. (U.S. Navy photo by John F. Williams/Released) 141105-N-PO203-301 MOBILE, Ala. (Nov. 5, 2014) Dr. Tom McKenna, who oversees programs in computational neuroscience and human-robot interaction at the Office of Naval Research (ONR), talks with Brian Lattimer, right, associate professor at Virginia Tech, during testing of the ONR-sponsored Shipboard Autonomous Firefighting Robot (SAFFiR) aboard the ex-USS Shadwell. SAFFiR is a bipedal humanoid robot being developed to assist Sailors with inspection and damage control operations. ONR has partnered with the Naval Research Laboratory, Virginia Tech, Carnegie Mellon University, the University of Pennsylvania and others to advance the prototypeÕs development. (U.S. Navy photo by John F. Williams/Released)

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Shipboard Autonomous Firefighting Robot (SAFFiR),141105-N-PO203-205, 141105-N-PO203-205

MOBILE, Ala. (Nov. 5, 2014) John Farley, director of the Naval Research Laboratory's ex-USS Shadwell, watches as the Office of Naval Research-sponsored Shipboard Autonomous Firefighting Robot (SAFFiR) maneuvers down a corridor aboard the ship. The bipedal humanoid robot underwent testing and demonstrations aboard the NavyÕs fire test platform ship last year. (U.S. Navy photo by John F. Williams/Released) 141105-N-PO203-205 MOBILE, Ala. (Nov. 5, 2014) John Farley, director of the Naval Research Laboratory's ex-USS Shadwell, watches as the Office of Naval Research-sponsored Shipboard Autonomous Firefighting Robot (SAFFiR) maneuvers down a corridor aboard the ship. The bipedal humanoid robot underwent testing and demonstrations aboard the NavyÕs fire test platform ship last year. (U.S. Navy photo by John F. Williams/Released) 141105-N-PO203-205 MOBILE, Ala. (Nov. 5, 2014) John Farley, director of the Naval Research Laboratory's ex-USS Shadwell, watches as the Office of Naval Research-sponsored Shipboard Autonomous Firefighting Robot (SAFFiR) maneuvers down a corridor aboard the ship. The bipedal humanoid robot underwent testing and demonstrations aboard the NavyÕs fire test platform ship last year. (U.S. Navy photo by John F. Williams/Released)

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Shipboard Autonomous Firefighting Robot (SAFFiR),141105-N-PO203-173, 141105-N-PO203-173

MOBILE, Ala. (Nov. 5, 2014) Dr. Tom McKenna, who manages programs in computational neuroscience and human-robot interaction at the Office of Naval Research (ONR), oversees testing of the ONR-sponsored Shipboard Autonomous Firefighting Robot (SAFFiR) aboard the Naval Research Laboratory's ex-USS Shadwell test platform. SAFFiR is a bipedal humanoid robot being developed to assist Sailors with damage control and inspection operations aboard naval vessels. (U.S. Navy photo by John F. Williams/Released) 141105-N-PO203-173 MOBILE, Ala. (Nov. 5, 2014) Dr. Tom McKenna, who manages programs in computational neuroscience and human-robot interaction at the Office of Naval Research (ONR), oversees testing of the ONR-sponsored Shipboard Autonomous Firefighting Robot (SAFFiR) aboard the Naval Research Laboratory's ex-USS Shadwell test platform. SAFFiR is a bipedal humanoid robot being developed to assist Sailors with damage control and inspection operations aboard naval vessels. (U.S. Navy photo by John F. Williams/Released)