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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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Walking Tall: Toshiba developed this four-legged robot that can walk on uneven surfaces, avoid obstacles, and climb stairs. So far it's equipped with cameras and dosimeters, as well as a small camera-topped companion bot, which can be inserted into tight spaces. The company wants to add arms so the tetrapod can install shielding, patch leaks, and remove debris.
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