Essex Firefighters receive new robots Print
Written by Orac   
Tuesday, 19 May 2009 11:19


 Essex Firefighting robots

THREE hi-tech robots will soon be helping Essex firefighters tackle blazes, lift rubble and move gas cylinders.

Talon, Black Max and Brokk 90 will be drafted in to deal with situations deemed too dangerous for humans.

The robots, owned by defence engineering firm Qinetiq, have proven their worth in battlefields around the world, but will now be called in by the fire service when needed.