You often see articles and opinion pieces about how robots are going to take all our jobs. The scope and downsides of such a chance are debatable. This, however, is a great example of robots replacing people for good. Fighting fires is a dangerous occupation, and I'd much rather be risking the loss of a machine than a human life.
As well as scouting fires, Dubai is also exploring using a robot-like machine to fight them. Called Knight Haw k, it comes with water hoses and a foam and ventilation kit. Within 10 years, its creator, a Dutch company called Geoborn, expects to see completely autonomous machines. In the future, firefighters may not fight fires at all.