Meet the Robots of Fukushima Daiichi

A cleanup crew of automatons will go where humans fear to tread

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Meet the Robots of Fukushima Daiichi
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Armed for Duty: Mitsubishi Heavy Industries contributed this two-armed bot, the MHI-MEISTeR. Its arms can be fitted with a variety of tools, including one drill that can take a core sample from concrete walls and floors. Each arm has seven degrees of freedom, making the bot a versatile and flexible worker.
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