Presentation on theme: "The Firefighting Robot By: Jacob Kemble. What is it? Name: OLE (Pronounced “oh-luh”) and means (Off-road Loescheinheit) It’s a St. Bernard sized bug Designed."— Presentation transcript:
What is it? Name: OLE (Pronounced “oh-luh”) and means (Off-road Loescheinheit) It’s a St. Bernard sized bug Designed by Professor Ulrich Wohlgemuth from Germany
Specifications Made from fire- resistant ceramic-fiber compounds. Can stand temperatures up to 1850 ̊ F. The robot is equipped with tanks of water and powdered fire extinguishing agents. Cost: $125,000 – $200,000 Weight: 150-200 lbs.
How does it work? Stays balled-up until its sensors pick up a fire within a half-mile radius. Self-guided by GPS, intelligent feelers, infrared and heat sensors. Has six legs to navigate itself through and around obsticles
Where would it be useful? Would be most valuable to have in small business stores, factories, or restaurants. Germany plans to place these bugs in campgrounds in order to prevent wildfires.
Limitations Many believe it will be a better scout than firefighter. Cannot leave outside for long periods of time due to battery life. It is not meant to put out large fires.