One of the newest and most exciting innovations in the field of firefighting is this recent technological release – the Fireproof Aerial Robot System.
This system has been created by a scientific group at the Korea Advanced Institute of Science. Created specifically to assist in the detection and fighting of fires in tall buildings, the drone can amazingly fly as well as climb walls, using previous technology created for the Climbing Aerial Robot System.
The drone also has a thermal-imaging capability in allow it to locate people trapped in buildings, and a variety of other image-processing capabilities that allow it to identify a fire’s ignition point.
FAROS is able to tolerate high heat, actually, temperatures up to 1,000°C (1,832°F) for well over 1 minute without losing its firefighting ability. This is due to a coating formed of aramid fibers, which are usually used within the car, plane and military industries to form heat resistant surfaces.
The drone has the ability to access fires in tall buildings, entering the building to carry out a search and send data back to firefighters in the vicinity.