Science News 2012 (English)

Japan's Disaster-Response Robots Evolve Through Deployment in Actual Disaster Areas

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Running Time : 5minutes

Publication Year(JFY) : 2012


Japan's disaster-response robots have been actively deployed at the Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant, which was contaminated with radioactive material. For instance, they can measure radiation levels in places where people cannot work for long, and have made major contributions to on-site operations. To solve problems occuring in actual disaster areas, developers and users have worked together to implement various improvements and new developments, producing significant advances in disaster-response robot technology.