The Yokohama fire department has employed a robotic crawler to help during evacuations. It’s capable of transporting “a 110 kilogram person over difficult terrain with ease [and] monitor the occupant’s vital signs as well.” Click here for one more picture.

As with most such robots, however, this one’s apparently not completely autonomous, with it packing some infrared cameras to allow its operator to locate folks even in conditions with poor visability.

[via EngadgetNewlaunches]

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