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Fighting fire without putting human life at risk

 EU-funded researchers design unmanned robot for situations where standard fire trucks can't intervene


MVF-5 can extinguish fires in nuclear, chemical and industrial parks and save lives.

It is a unique, remotely controlled fire fighting robot that can be used in hazardous locations where human intervention is too risky.

The vehicle has been developed by the FIREROB  team, a research group set up in the framework of a project managed by the REA that has been supported by more than €800,000 in EU funds to find new solutions for fire fighting. 
Factsheet by the European Commission / 06 September 2012
Feature by CNN / 31 July 2014
Video by EuroNews / 11 January 2011
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