The development of robotics technology, the role of robots has become increasingly significant in various fields of science and human life. The word “robot” in the Chska language, means “worker” is indeed created to facilitate human work. One of them was made by UGM Mechanical Engineering students, namely Damar Satrio and Bachtian Chandra who created a robot to extinguish fires.
One member of the study, Bachtian Chandra, explained that the background of creating a fire robot is because, along with the world trend of robotics in Indonesia, which is currently developing rapidly, the idea is to create robots that are useful in extinguishing fires. “Seeing the positive impact of the development of the robotics world, we made a team that came from various knowledge disciplines to further explore the knowledge,” he said.
A glance at the design of the fire extinguisher robot is similar to a spider animal, with a sturdy body and equipped with six legs that support the robot’s body, so that it is a perfect design. The purpose of creating this fire extinguisher robot, which is a robot in charge of finding and extinguishing the fire in a room and a specified time. The robot is equipped with water spray and the fan propeller is expected to quickly find and turn off the fire. The hope they want is fruitful. Fire extinguisher robot won first place in the best design and algorithm regional in the National Robot Contest. This is because the robot they created can quickly find and turn off the fire, which is in three trials, and can master the arena used during the match. The superiority of this robot besides being able to extinguish the fire, it can also detect the presence of fire through room temperature. Because the robot is equipped with a sensor.