Mitsubishi unveils two-armed nuclear plant bot

Call it too little, too late.
Mitsubishi is the latest Japanese conglomerate to show off a new robot to work at the devastated Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant, following Toshiba’s flubbed demo of a quadruped walker.
Mitsubishi Heavy Industries (MHI), Japan’s largest defense contractor, yesterday unveiled the Maintenance Equipment Integrated System of Telecontrol Robot (Meister), a two-armed unit that rolls around on four tracks.
The remote-controlled bot can wield a variety of tools such as cutters and drills, clear obstacles, and pierce through concrete to check radiation levels,…

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