November 29, 2012

Toshiba to Assist at Kukushima


Toshiba has developed a robot to help inspect the Fukushima nuclear reactor which is still a do not enter site a year and a half after the disaster. Looking a bit like Boston Dynamic's Big Dog, the bot is operated remotely and has a camera for inspection. Three feet tall and weighing about 143 lbs., it has four legs and two arms that can unpack a second, smaller robot for exploration. Still a prototype, the company is working on its positioning skills, giving it shielding and teaching it to stop water flow and remove obstacles.

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Posted by Sheila Franklin at November 29, 2012 11:22 AM
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oops. you're right. i stand corrected.

Posted by: sheila at December 4, 2012 1:24 PM

Unless I missed news of a merger, I believe that Big Dog is owned by Boston Dynamics.

Posted by: Michael at December 3, 2012 6:03 PM
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