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Firefighting robot can douse your flames for $96K

This tracked monster can spit out 600 gallons of water per minute and take on train wrecks. Just don't step on the hose.

By Oct. 4, 2012

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Firefighting humanoid robot gets drafted into the Navy

Fires, robots, and massive ocean vessels come together at last. The humanoid Saffir robot will soon be handling dangerous firefighting duties on U.S. Navy ships.

By Mar. 20, 2012

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Nissan GT-R gets firefighting abilities -- photos

What happens when you mix a fire engine with a 193 mph supercar co-designed by the makers of Gran Turismo? The fastest, coolest emergency vehicle in the world.

4 Images By Aug. 17, 2009

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Firefighters face off in national contest

As part of the nationwide Firefighter Combat Challenge, teams of firefighters showed up at the U.S. Air Force Academy for two days of gear-laden racing.

By Jun. 29, 2009

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Segway-like robot helps fight fires with 3D, thermal imaging

Engineers at UC San Diego are testing small, mobile robotic vehicles that create virtual reality maps with temperature data that first responders can use in real time.

By Jun. 5, 2013

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Aussie firefighters swallowing pills that read core body temp

The wireless capsule works alongside a belt that also tracks skin temperature, pulse, and respiration rate and is being used this year in the fight against bush fires in Australia.

By Jan. 24, 2013

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Road Trip 2009: Across the Rockies and Great Plains

For the fourth summer, CNET News' Daniel Terdiman will explore a region of the country, investigating its best destinations and road-testing the latest tech gear.

By Jun. 19, 2009

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Robojelly: Hydrogen-powered robot jellyfish is squishy awesome

That innocent-looking jellyfish floating along in the ocean may actually be Robojelly, a hydrogen-fueled robot surveillance jellyfish in development for the Navy.

By Mar. 21, 2012

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This robot wants to put MacGyver to shame

Georgia Tech researchers aim to build a "MacGyver robot" that knows how to use nearby objects to escape risky situations. Hopefully it won't sport a mullet.

By Oct. 10, 2012

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Navy sets sail with robotics lab

Laboratory for Autonomous Systems Research has labs for testing robots in different natural environments, including rain forests and deserts.

By Apr. 3, 2012