These autonomous firefighting drones are equipped with foam blasters

One of the best use cases for robots is carrying out tasks in situations where it would be too dangerous for humans to set foot. With that in mind, there has been a big uptick in recent years in robotic solutions designed to help fight fires using various high-tech autonomous approaches. The latest company to throw its hat into this particular ring is Chinese drone manufacturer EHang.

The company recently debuted footage of its rapid responder 216F firefighter drone, which uses machine vision to locate blazes in action, launches a laser-guided projectile to deliver a fire-extinguisher “bomb” through the windows, and then hovers outside the burning building spraying foam. It’s pretty darn impressive.