The Shipboard Autonomous Firefighting Robot (SAFFiR) is a human-sized autonomous robot capable of finding and suppressing shipboard fires and working seamlessly with human firefighters.
The objective of the shipboard autonomous firefighting robot (SAFFiR) is to develop human-centric, autonomous systems for fire safety and damage control. This will reduce ship’s vulnerability to damage and decrease the recovery time while significantly reducing life cycle costs, size and weight of future damage control systems.
This technology will allow Navy to meet damage recovery mandates and reduce human risks. The SAFFiR is a key component of a candidate Innovative Naval Prototype program – Damage Control Technologies for the 21st Century (DC-21).
DC-21 would provide shipboard situation awareness and damage control capabilities through the combination of:
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