‘Nuclear firewalker’ robot for Fukushima unveiled amid great publicity — Freezes onstage, carried away (VIDEO)

Published: November 21st, 2012 at 12:35 pm ET
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Title: Japan’s new nuclear-proof robot gets stage fright
Source: Reuters
Authors: Reporting by Mari Saito; Editing by Jeremy Laurence and Nick Macfie
Date: Nov. 21, 2012
h/t Enformable, Anonymous tip

A Japanese robot designed to withstand high levels of radiation and extreme heat at damaged nuclear plants such as Fukushima froze on Wednesday on its first public demonstration. [...]

Toshiba Corp unveiled Japan’s own nuclear-proof robot on Wednesday [...]

During the demonstration, the robot experienced a case of stage fright. The shuffling Tetrapod locked up and suddenly froze after it tried to balance itself, forcing technicians to carry it away. [...]

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Published: November 21st, 2012 at 12:35 pm ET
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