Tokyo Institute of Technology's Kitagawa Tsukakoshi Laboratory developed the Bari-Bari-IV to aid in rescues while minimizing risk of hurting humans trapped in the wreckage. Built with 2 plates, it burrows into the site and jacks itself up slowly so that there is less disturbance while removing debris. The bot is also equipped with a camera and speaker to aid in its efforts.
Via TI Tech
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Posted by Sheila Franklin at January 13, 2010 9:10 PM