Gallery: Navy Laboratory Develops Firefighting Robots With Creepy Faces


Meet Lucas and Octavia, the Navy’s latest prototype damage control autonomous robots, who are designed to one day work side by side with naval personnel and Marines to combat fires within the tight confines of a ship. At present Lucas and Octavia may not move quite fast enough to assist in a legitimate emergency — their lower halves are concocted of modified Segways — but their ability to understand, interpret and respond to human speech and gestures is thoroughly remarkable (though also a bit creepy).

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1 Comment

  1. mercurydan April 6, 2012 at 2:19 am

    its to scare the fire out. lol

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