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The robot, which will be used in firefighting, has also been employed in sterilisation drives Image Credit: Supplied

Abu Dhabi: The Abu Dhabi Civil Defence has started using a number of robots for firefighting and national stesterilisation purposes during the pandemic in the emirate, according to a senior official from the Civil Defence.

These robots were first brought to the country a few months ago and were experimented at different scenarios of firefighting. Now they have been deployed for the task, the official was quoted as saying in a tweet by Abu Dhabi Police.

Captain Engineer Yousuf Al Kaabi, head of Civil Protection Department, General Administration of Civil Defence in Abu Dhabi, said, “This will help firefighters to protect themselves from direct lines and the robot will help them quickly put out the fire. It would also prevent different kinds of fire-related dangers at the sites.”

“The robots participated in the National Sterilisation Programme and carried out different sterilisation tasks in various localities of Abu Dhabi,” he said.

The use of robots also helps provide better protection, he said.

The robot has a capacity of storing 10,000 litres of water and works very swiftly when it comes to putting out a fire. It works as per international standards.

“The use of robots in firefighting saves time and effort. It ensures the safety of individuals and enhances the completion of tasks with high technology.”

He said in many countries of the world, Artificial Intelligence is used for firefighting purposes and other different reasons.