Japanese researchers have developed an astonishing robot with a snake-like body that is capable of fighting fires. The ‘dragon robot’ is capable of wriggling into hard-to-reach gaps between structures and windows several floors up. Japanese researchers have developed a robot with the body of a hose that is capable of fighting fires in hard to reach places Researchers from Tohoku University and National Institute of Technology, Hachinohe College presented the robot at the International Conference on Robotics and Automation last month in Brisbane, Australia.  The machine, called the DragonFireFighter, has the ability to lift itself off the ground and fly using high pressure jets of water. Those nozzles then fire siphoned high-pressure water from the hose downwards, lifting the machine into the air. It is not dependent on the ground to fly so long as it has enough water, meaning its height is not limited. Because the nozzles are steerable, each module can be directed individually, which is how it can travel in between small gaps. The first module at the ‘head’ of the snake allows the water to be streamed more precisely. It is also the main nozzle fighting t...