28 Feb '14, 3pm

Meet the Robots of Fukushima Daiichi

In March 2011, a series of meltdowns and explosions turned the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power station into a radioactive ruin. The damaged reactor buildings are far too radioactive for humans to safely work in, so robots are surveying radiation levels and starting the cleanup. The PackBot , an inspection bot from iRobot of Bedford, Mass., was one of the first bots to arrive at the site.

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