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Robot Vacuum Warrior Cleans Fukushima Reactor

Question asked by Ankita Katdare in #Robotics on Jul 8, 2011
Ankita Katdare
Ankita Katdare · Jul 8, 2011
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Tokyo Electric Power Co. (TEPCO), the Fukushima plant's operator, said it was improvising a robotic vacuum cleaner to remove radioactive dirt from the reactors.

TEPCO built the system by taking an industrial-grade vacuum and attaching its business end to a Warrior, iRobot's strongest mobile robot.

By remote controlling the bot from a safe distance, workers planned to clean up radioactive debris and sand, which collected on the floor when the tsunami flooded the plant.

Watch the Warrior entering Reactor No. 3 and performing some vacuuming:

[video=youtube;NJEOpDwQ52I]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NJEOpDwQ52I&feature=player_embedded[/video] Posted in: #Robotics

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