HASLOO BLOG
 

Thursday, November 22, 2012

Engadget: Toshiba tests robotic quadruped for nuclear plant inspection, hopes to help clean up Fukushima

0 comments
Engadget
Engadget
Toshiba tests robotic quadruped for nuclear plant inspection, hopes to help clean up Fukushima
Nov 22nd 2012, 22:01

Toshiba tests robotic quadruped for nuclear plant inspection, hopes to help clean up Fukushima

The cleanup efforts at Fukushima's nuclear facility are been peppered with robotics: packbots, a refitted TALON, even a UAV - but Toshiba figures it could use at least one more. The firm's contribution is known only as the Quadruped walking robot, and it looks somewhat like Boston Dynamics' AlphaDog. Shuffling along on four double-jointed legs, the Quadruped can traverse uneven terrain and stairs at 0.6 mph, and is capable of exploring uninhabitable and irradiated areas for two hours before requiring a recharge. A second robot rides on the Quadruped's back, and can explore tight spaces for up to an hour when tethered to the its mentor. Toshiba is outfitting the duo with cameras and radiation dosimeters, and hopes to use them to help officials survey the damage in the plant's deadlier corners. Check out the machine's official press demonstration in the video after the break.

Continue reading Toshiba tests robotic quadruped for nuclear plant inspection, hopes to help clean up Fukushima

Filed under:

Comments

Via: Gizmag


You are receiving this email because you subscribed to this feed at blogtrottr.com.

If you no longer wish to receive these emails, you can unsubscribe from this feed, or manage all your subscriptions

No comments:

Post a Comment

About the Author

Image result for mario garcia philippines

Written by Hasloo Network staff.