30 Jun '12, 12pm

Three ways robots can help us deal with environmental catastrophes

Three ways robots can help us deal with environmental catastrophes

A version of this article originally appeared on Climate Progress . Someday soon, robots could help us fight wildfires like the ones blazing in Colorado. (Photo by U.S. Air Force .) In the last few years, we’ve seen an increase in extreme weather events and environmental disasters — costing us money, and far more importantly, human lives. Some have been natural (or indirectly caused by humans due to climate change), and others, like BP’s Deepwater Horizon oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico, have been directly caused by us. With scientists warning that the frequency of wildfires, floods, drought, and other catastrophes will only increase as the planet warms, engineers are now focusing on how to use robots and other mechanical gadgets to aid in disaster response. Some of these bots vacuum up oil, some sort rubble and rescue earthquake survivors, and some help battle wildfires. ...

Full article: http://grist.org/climate-change/three-ways-robots-can-hel...

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