About robots, robot development
and those who make it happen


  • Type, Locomotion:
  • Wheeled
  • Released:
  • 2009


  • Octavia is a wheeled firefighting robot developed by MIT's Personal Robotics Group. The US Navy wanted a robot on board ship in order to help humans deal with fires and other emergencies. Octavia's operating system allows it to track complex objects and its position from up to 10 feet.

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