Fiery Robots -The Mellow Jihadi

We saw this bit about a firefighting robot for the Navy over at the Mellow Jihadi:

Ask any old or seasoned salt about shipboard fires and they will shudder. Our tight spaces, armaments, and fuel all add danger to the equation. Who can forget that Zuni rocket, from an F-4B Phantom II, hitting an A-4E Skyhawk aboard the USS Forrestal (CVA-59)? The tragic video is here, but chances are you have seen it.

So it follows that the Navy is always focused on ways to fight fires more effectively. And we may be turning to robots:

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Sure, it sounds like a good idea… but then there’s this:

A robot walks into a bar, sits down, and orders a beer, but the bartender says, “We don’t serve robots.”

The robot gets up to leave, looks back at the bartender, and says, “Someday you will.”

1 thought on “Fiery Robots -The Mellow Jihadi”

  1. There were two films I saw in DC/FF school, the Franklin fire (Off Okinawa, WW2) and Forrestal. A man I knew in High School had been stationed on a tender in Subic Bay, and was one of the first outsiders aboard Forrestal after the fire. That was all he would say as the horrific damage and carnage imprinted him for life.

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