The casualties of catastrophic events not only affect the victims but can extend to rescue workers and inhabitants of the surrounding areas. However, risking the lives of rescue workers may now be limited with the aid of artificial intelligence. Pink Tentacle points us to a version of the Tokyo Fire Department’s Robo-Q. The machine–manned from a different location, is able to transmit video and images of victims to the machine’s pilot; the pilot, in turn, navigates the machine to handle the victim and protect he or she within its shell.

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