Fukushima’s robot inspection

The fuel pond of Fukushima Daiichi 4 is due to be inspected by an underwater robot later this month in preparation for the removal of used nuclear fuel from the facility. The damaged plant is set to be demolished. Tokyo Electric Power Company (Tepco) has made the removal of spent fuel a high priority because […]

Robot could speed up mining accident response

A robot designed with the help of an Xbox controller and which resembles a Lego figure could help rescue attempts after mining accidents. Researchers at the Sandia Labs in New Mexico say the four foot long, two foot high robot could work its way through 18 inches of water and through poisonous gases to reach […]