Gallery: Honda Develops New Robot to Survey Fukushima Nuclear Plant

 

Late last year, electronics company Hitachi unveiled a large, 2.5-ton robot to help clean up the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant that was damaged in the 2011 Japanese tsunami. Now Honda has developed a robot of its own to aid in the cleanup effort. Using technologies which were originally developed for the ASIMO humanoid robot, Honda and the National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology (AIST) jointly developed a new high-access survey robot to collect data on the first floor of the damaged reactor.

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