February 24, 2016      

Even though naval vessels are surrounded by water, a fire aboard a ship is one of the biggest dangers to sailors. Fuel, ordnance, and tight quarters make firefighting extremely difficult.

The U.S. Navy has awarded $587,115 to Dmitry Berenson, an assistant professor of computer science and robotics engineering at Worcester Polytechnic Institute (WPI), to develop software for a firefighting robot. The three-year grant is an extension of research begun at Carnegie Mellon University (CMU) and the U...

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