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
Photo: TEPCO

Photo: Honda
Looking Up: This long-necked survey bot, built by Honda and Japan’s National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology, can inspect high and inaccessible areas. The robot’s mast can extend 7 meters, and the flexible arm on top can peek around obstacles. The robot uses movement systems developed for ASIMO, Honda’s famous humanoid robot.
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