Mar 2 2009I'd Rather Just Die: Alleged 'Rescue' Robot

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This rescue robot, the red-headed stepsister of this beast, was designed to rescue humans from areas firemen can't easily access.

Apparently, the seemingly unnamed robot can not only carry a 110 kilogram person over difficult terrain with ease, but monitor the occupant's vital signs as well, although complete details on that, and any other technical details are a bit hard to come by at the moment. As with most such robots, however, this one's apparently not completely autonomous, with it packing some infrared cameras to allow its operator to locate folks even in conditions with poor visability.

Maybe it's just me, but I'd rather die by fire or crushing than crawl into this thing's belly. Because God knows what it's gonna do to you once you're in there. Tell me -- you think it's just a coincidence it's human-carrying drawer looks like one at the morgue? No, it's not. Seriously though, props to the guy that posed for the picture. You see where guy's got his hands there? He's shielding the photographer from his balls. Uranium alloy.

Yokohama fire department enlists robotic crawler to aid evacuations [engadget]

Thanks to ksam84 and Mark, who threw a mannequin packed full of C4 into the remains of a demolished building in the hope of luring one of these beasts to its death.

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looks awesome!


is there room to fap?

@3 Women don't need as much room as men. Although it looks like he's ready to do so in the pic.

LOL! I get the picture of the whole thing. Rather than making science as a tool to come up with what makes people's lives is in fact making it more complicated...

uh...if this is intended to carry people through fires, I'm taking my chances with jumping from burning windows.

The idea of being trapped in a metal box (think dutch oven) in a fire because the damn thing can't figure out how to get over an extension cord does not appeal to me. My damn roomba caught a window blind cord once, and wound itself up 3 feet off the ground.

The robot's brain is a difference engine. It's reading vital signs. It must have done the logical choice. It calculated that I had a 45% chance of survival. Sarah only had an 11% chance. That was somebody's baby. 11% is more than enough. A human being would've known that. Robots, nothing here, just lights and clockwork. Go ahead, you trust 'em if you want to.

That little asian lookin dude just got ate!... Damn Robot you scary!

If the robot doesn't like the vital signs, does it start harvesting your organs? Man, I knew I shouldn't have become a donor!

You have been deemed hazardous. Will you comply?

PEW you just need to add the FAKE!!! part at the beginning, and relate those quotes to Never Back Down and Max, and you got a Daisy post.

Universal guy sign of feeling in danger: Grab your sack area.

The size of that box isn't gonna cut it for many americans. I didn't call you fat, I called you obese beyond all reason.

Check for vital signs? Does that mean it puts a probe in you anus and injects needles into your eyeballs?

@11 JJnoob. Did you just compare me to Daisy?

Beware of little red laser dots glowing on your chest or forhead (Depending on my range.)

My quotes are never from Never Back Down. And that's not a double negative. (I don't think. Otherwise my quotes always back down)

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@7 - That was the exact scene I was thinking of... I was also thinking - this will never work here in the USA... Now, cheeseburger on a string? That'll get em out...

i cna see it now, a burning building, your on the floor above the fire watching pokemon and your like "ah hellz no, pickachu cant out surf(pokemon blue/red reference.. or meybe yello) donald trump" when your oven explodes and then your like "wow man thats rad to the power of sick!" when, just then fire breaks hell and a robot comes in with an intercom system saying "get in, this robot will save you" you walk cautiosly over to the bot when you realize your shamwows that you got for 29.99 for a two pack are still in the kitchen, you tell the bot "screw you, i'm still saying wow everytime!" so yourun and get them only to find out they dont suck up fire, only liquid and you just lay down and cry. the end... oh yeah and the robot turns out to be a smaller division of that execution bus and it runs over you before taking you in it and cutting you up

Looks like a tree mulcher for humans.

Looks like it wouldn't be all that comfortable to be rescued with...

Bring out yer dead!

Sorry PEW I am always expecting Daisy to pop in any minute. If you are going to point little red laser dots, point it at .....this mirror! Aha! (makes escape).

Yea what the hell?? its made of metal! lol Not sure the definition I know for dutch oven really applies unless the victim has just finished a backed bean cabbage broth but never the less if your not dead before it gets to you, you’d probably be like a burnt hair when you roll out.


This is a complete photoshop job. YOu can tell its a fake because the shadow's are all wrong.

This is exactly like that scene in the movie NEver BAck Down where MAx took a trip back in time to Prehistoric times. Unfortunately he also brought his robot along with him, and he forgot him there.

Later when max returned to the future, he forgot the Robot, but instead just went to get him where he left him in the past.

The Robot didn't like being left alone for all that time, and complained of pain in his electronic components.

Well, someone said ***C e l e b m i n g l e. C 0 M*** is a good place to be regarded as a home. many celebrities treat their as their home. They do not exclose themselves. They put so many hot and sensitive news about themselves on that site. I like to know them on that site. But I do not know to talk about what they write. That's secret for the members on that site. Want to know ur lovers' life? That's a good way to read them.

Looks exactly like this:

Rescue someone from a burning building in a metal box, I honestly don't think they've thought this through.

I understand that visibility would probably be low due to smoke and stuff, but wouldn't infrared very definitely not work in an area that's surrounded by heat and flames?

the treads make it look like it can flip over.
this might not be the best news for the guy inside

I need da treads. Anyone know who's garage this came out of? Maybe a link?
Really, I actually want to find it.

Yes.... Because, remember kids- When there's a fire, the first thing you do is lie down on a big slab of metal. That way, you get evenly toasted on all sides, cook to a nice internal temperature, and the customers will leave a nice review. How lovely. :)

why do so many people have a problem with robots they are not that bad

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