An autonomous humanoid robot funded by the Office of Naval Research for fighting fires in a shipboard environment. The team is composed of researchers from RoMeLa and EXTREME Labs at Virginia Tech, the GRASP Lab at University of Pennsylvania, and the Naval Research Lab.
The SAFFiR robot is a 1.5m tall humanoid powered by custom linear serial elastic actuators that incorporate custom titanium springs. An advanced sensor suite will allow it to navigate in the difficult environment caused by smoke, heat, and water vapor. The project is sponsored by the Office of Naval Research (ONR).