WATERBORO, Maine — Identical twin brothers Michael and Jeff Howe have developed a robot to help firefighters and emergency management personnel fight various types of fires. The duo, through their Waterboro, Maine company Howe and Howe Technologies Inc. , have developed Thermite, a robotic fire fighting machine.
The duo and the 25-40 employees (depending on the project) at Howe and Howe are currently working with several different outfits to complete the testing and integration of Thermite into the fire industry, co-founder Michael Howe told Mass High Tech.
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“We are working with the Department of Homeland Security in developing the future of firefighting,” Howe said. “Really, it is designed to offer regional and municipal and emergency responders to fight a fire robotically.”
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