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WALK-MAN Robot Can Stop Gas Leaks, Extinguish Fire

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Remember WALK-MAN? It is a humanoid robot for rescue missions that can operate autonomously in case of limited communication. It can walk and crawl over uneven surfaces. The robot was designed by IIT-Istituto Italiano di Tecnologia, funded by the European Commission.

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In the most recent test, WALK-MAN was able to navigate through a damaged room, locate the valve that controls gas leakage to close it, and remove debris on its path. It can also identify fire and activate n extinguisher.

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