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Firefighters test robot 'guide dog'

Firefighters could soon be joined by new robotic colleagues - to make their job safer.

Experts at Sheffield Hallam University have been testing out a new robot which detects casualties in smoke-filled buildings.

Operated by just one person, it eliminates the need to send entire teams of firefighters into dangerous environments.

The robot can lead the way, identifying obstacles crews could trip over.

Matt Price reports: