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Video: Robots Set to Explore Fukushima

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Charles Murray
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Charles Murray   11/9/2012 6:33:36 PM
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I agree, naperlou. I don't know what the radiation readings are inside the plant now, but better to send in a machine.

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Ann R. Thryft   11/9/2012 12:14:21 PM
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Lou, I agree. I was surprised and delighted earlier this year to discover that a robot--iRobot's 510 PackBot--had been sent in after the accident and that this US robot was the first one to do so.

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naperlou   11/9/2012 10:45:24 AM
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Ann, that's a WWI tank. 

Actually this is a good example of a very flexible robot.  In the Soviet Union they would just send people in.  At least here automation is being used to save lives.

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