November 23, 2010

Robot Searches for Trapped NZ Miners

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A robot has been sent into the New Zealand coal mine where 29 men are still trapped. NZ Police superintendent Gary Knowles says that the Remote Positioning Device Wheelbarrow Revolution, normally used for the Army's bomb squad, is equipped with sensors to test for gas and cameras to report back via fiber-optic cable. A 150m tunnel being built there is about 2/3 complete.

Via WSJ

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Posted by Sheila Franklin at November 23, 2010 9:05 AM
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