46 SERVO 03.2018
“Back in the 1990s, Dave Ahlgren of Trinity college
started the Firefighting
robot contest. The rules
but the goal remains
the same: find a fire and
put it out.”
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PHOTO 1. Going down stairs can be a problem
for many robots.
PHOTO 2. Ted Larson looks on as his robot tries
to find the candle.
PHOTO 3. Three-time gold medalist, Solenopsis
PHOTO 4. Multi-year gold winner, Rodi Hartono
shows off his robot to the President of Indonesia,
Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono.
PHOTO 5. FlameOut went on to take the Bronze
medal at ROBOlympics 2004.
PHOTO 6. Tryclops, an omni-wheeled firefighter.
PHOTO 7. The layout for the current Firefighting