About 100 firefighters are killed in the line of duty every year. A robot being developed at Pensacola's groundbreaking Institute for Human and Machine Cognition (IHMC) might one day save lives.
Researchers at IHMC are specifically working on a robot that could fight fires on ships.
Research Associate John Carff said, "When you're on a ship, there's a good chance if you're a firefighter in there fighting a fire you could get a hatch closed behind you and you're going to be stuck in a ship that's sinking."
IHMC won the use of the robot, named Atlas, through a series of challenge competitions where robots assist in disaster recovery scenarios. Now they're taking it up another level with some help from the Pensacola Fire Department.