June 29, 2011

Bots Fail Tasks in Japan

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It seems that a robot developed by Chiba Institute and a Honeywell T-Hawk drone helicopter have failed in their efforts at the still crippled nuclear power plant in Japan. The first bot was sent into Unit 2 to set up a gauge for measuring contamination, got stuck in a staircase landing and couldn't release the gauge properly. The drone sent to sample radiation suffered an engine malfunction and had to land on the roof. Hopefully, future efforts will be more successful.

Via TG Daily

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Posted by Sheila Franklin at June 29, 2011 11:55 AM
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