Make way for ol' Smokey san

Tokyo robot designed to save fire victims.

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Here's a Tokyo FD tow truck-like robot designed to identify and pick up fire victims who might have "passed out from the smoke and fumes", according to Technovelgy.

Just hope you don't get snagged on something on the way out, 'cause this thing looks like it'll just keep on pulling.

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