The Robots Being Readied To Enter Nuclear No-Go Zones

Robust, intelligent robots that react to their surroundings are being developed to work in situations that are too dangerous for humans, such as cleaning up Europe's decades-old radioactive waste or helping during a nuclear emergency. When Japan's Fukushima nuclear disaster struck in 2011 following a devastating earthquake and tsunami, the robots that were deployed to support rescue workers were very basic and largely ineffective, says robotics expert Professor Sven Behnke at the University of Bonn in Germany. READ MORE ON: PHYS.ORG

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