HomePULSARvol. 3 no. 1 (2014)


Dave Martin B. Gerona | Norberto P. Narciso, Jr. | Ryan Niko S. Obedencia | Aylmer Ronnel L. Sombilla



This study aimed to create a mobile robot that is capable of carrying and activating a fire extinguisher. The robot comprises of a thermopile sensor capable of sensing nearby heat and fire and an ultrasonic sensor capable of sensing center-front obstructions. It also has two wheels attached to each DC motors for its main movement. Quantitative research method was employed to assess the robot’s overall performance. The device was evaluated by a total of thirty respondents, who included twelve Bureau of Fire Protection personnel, eight BDRRMCpersonnel, seven fire extinguisher company employees, and three UIC fire prevention officers. The recorded data were then analysed to come up with a result to how well the robot performed. After a thorough research, from the device’s functionality testing up to evaluation periods, the research concluded that the robot was effective in performing its designated task. Improvement factors are still considered in order for the robot to achieve optimum performance and become a true aid for the firefighting department. Thus, the researchers recommend the aspiring researchers and departments to further conduct studies and observations for the improvement of the Deployable Fire-Fighting Robot (DeFFBot).