Reblogging. In all the fuss about Fukushima everybody forgets that the real work goes on.
From a robotics standpoint the ongoing cleanup and dismantling of the Fukushima Daichi Nuclear plant is probably going to stand out for the next fifty years or so as the heavy use of robotic and teloperated systems goes forward and the lessons get used for other things.
Here is a blog with ongoing updates on the decommishioning. This is a large and serious project that’s being done with a high degree of professionalism.
And some news and TEPCO updates.
Some of the new technologies being used.
From an engineering prospect this is one of the most interesting projects out there. The aftermath will require the use of interesting new technologies in a very hostile environment. Just about every aspect of mechanical engineering is going to be involved and it’s going to be a unique opportunity to get read data on using a bunch of…
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