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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A Big Blaster: To bring down radiation levels inside the reactor buildings, robots must scrub surfaces clean and suck up the resulting muck. Toshiba’s new decontamination robot will use high-pressure jets of dry ice to scour away radioactive materials, along with top layers of paint or concrete.
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