Meet Colossus, The Firefighting Robot That Helped Save The Notre Dame Cathedral

Indira Datta - Apr 22, 2019, 2:33 pm IST


Colossus helped the firefighters put out the fire at the Notre Dame Cathedral, and thanks to the help of Colossus and the firefighters, no one died.

When the Notre Dame Cathedral was burning in regret from billions of people around the world, a remote-controlled robot had attracted the attention of many people. The robot named Colossus helped the human firefighters in extinguishing the large fire in Paris.

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Colossus helped the firefighters put out the fire at the Notre Dame Cathedral

The robot weighs 499 kilograms and was controlled by the Paris Firefighter Brigade to assist the firefighters in putting out the fire at the church. In a moment that seemed like the fire was burning the Notre Dame Cathedral to collapse, the Colossus did a great job of rescuing.

The robot can handle more than 544 kilograms and has very high stamina in a fire with scorching heat. Besides, it is capable of performing the tasks of saving wounded people and using its fire hose to extinguish the fire.

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Although the fire was huge, thanks to the help of Colossus and the firefighters, no one died.

It has the ability to resist the impact of both fire and water. Colossus has a width of 76 centimeters and a length of 1.6 meters and a height of 76 centimeters. This firefighting robot can receive control signals at a distance of nearly 305 meters.

Colossus is built to focus on the ability to move on many different terrains so it cannot move fast, its maximum speed is 3.5 km/h.

The company that created Colossus is Shark Robotics, a French technology company. According to the manufacturer's description, it was designed with the aim of providing technical assistance to people on a global scale. It is equipped with modules to perform dangerous tasks and areas in place of humans.

As a result, the big fire at the Notre Dame had been extinguished without any casualties, this is a remarkable feat. We always thank the efforts of Colossus and the firefighters and workers who were heroes against the brutal fire that ruined a wonder of the world.

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