The 15th May 2018 – Tecdron, a French company, announces the launch of its brand new operation and technical assistance robot designed for fire-fighters and emergency services operations. This new robot named SENTINEL is not meant to replace fire-fighters, but to strengthen their safety in operations, and assist them with difficult and physically demanding tasks.
The Sentinel robot are more powerful and more reliable than previous generations’ robots, and has already been recognised as the best product on the market by the Parisian Fire Brigade who chose it as part of their most recent tender (March 2018). Three SENTINELs will be used to secure the underground works of the “Grand Paris” by the end of 2018. And this is only the beginning as many regional fire and rescue services have already recognised the value of fire-fighting robots and have initiated procurement processes.
Sentinel is used in particular for incident that can involve heavy load transportation, casualty evacuation, fire-fighting and is also equipped to take measurements with thermal cameras and other sensors. The fire-fighting robot is acclaimed in situation of underground fires (parking, warehouses, and tunnels), and more broadly in all situations where it is too dangerous for humans to operate safely (ex: fire with risks of explosion). The robot from Tecdron fully integrates an industrial approach in its conception, through the use of more suitable materials and production processes. It is also using a brand new system interface. The new interface, clients will benefit from more advanced and unique features such as real-time monitoring of the robot’s components, higher security checks, remote pre-diagnosis in case of incident, etc. The interface is entirely versatile and compatible with all kind of control systems already available on the market: construction remote-control, tablet, smartphone, computer (Windows, Android, and iOS).
Read more: www.firefightersrobot.com