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Robots Help Perform Earthquake Relief in Japan (Video)

Mar 15, 2011

Robots are helping humans with the relief effort from the devastating earthquake and tsunami in Japan.

According to Discovery.Com:

"At least two teams plan to use their search and rescue robots, one team in Tokyo and another in or around Sendai, the city that suffered the most damage in the 8.9 magnitude earthquake and ensuing tsunami."


The robots can sense chemical, biological, radiological or nuclear dangers in areas that firefighters can't reach.

Cnet reveals one of teams is "from Tohoku University led by Satoshi Tadokoro is apparently en route to Sendai with a snakelike robot that can wriggle into debris to hunt for people."

Watch a video below on how it works.. has more details and adds that Japan's earthquake will be a major test for search-and-rescue robots.


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