A fire-fighting robot that can sweep away obstacles and clear smoke from burning buildings is the latest weapon being used to fight fires in New South Wales this summer.
NSW Emergency Services Minister David Elliot and Fire and Rescue NSW Commissioner Greg Mullins have unveiled Australia’s first remote-controlled firefighting robot, the Turbine Aided Firefighting machine (TAF 20).
The TAF 20 has bulldozer blades capable of moving cars out of the way and a high-powered fan to blow away smoke.
It can also spray water mist or foam from 60 metres and blast water for 90 metres.
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