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Thermal imaging robots to aid in firefighting

Engineers in the Coordinated Robotics Lab at the University of Calofornia, San Diego have developed new techniques to help improve methods used in fire fighting. They have created small mobile robots that will take thermal data with an in-built infrared camera. This data will then be mapped onto a 3D scene constructed from images taken by a pair of stereo RGB camera within the robots.

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Source: jacobsschool.ucsd.edu

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The robots will photograph and map the interior of a building on fire using stereo vision. They will use the data gathered which includes temperatures, volatile gases and structural integrity to help fire fighter to know the state of a fire as well as search for survivors.

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Equipped with stereo cameras this robot will be able to create 3D imaging maps

.Source: jacobsschool.ucsd.edu

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Filed under: News | Posted on June 14th, 2013 by Evelyn Dzekpedzi

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