March 21, 2011

Monirobo Sent Into Fukushima Plant


Japan has sent Monirobo, a 5-foot, 1,300-pound rescue bot, into the crippled Fukushima nuclear plant to measure radiation levels, humidity and temperature. The bot runs on tank treads to easily maneuver over debris and sends 3D videos to its operator, although it can only travel about 3/4 mile away from it. Even though the country is said to have about 50 robots available for rescue, Moni is the first to get to work.

Via New Scientist

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Posted by Sheila Franklin at March 21, 2011 11:06 AM
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