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Survey Robots, Sakura

Survey Robots, Sakura
Survey Robots, Sakura

Sakura, meaning cherry blossom, is a robot developed to survey the inside of the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant building. It is specifically designed to collect information in facilities, where surveys by humans are considered most difficult. The underground portion of the nuclear reactor building has severe conditions not seen in the aboveground portion. There, a robot needs to have high mobility and be able to withstand high radiation levels. Sakura was also used to investigate collapsed buildings in the Kumamoto earthquake. It was on 2016, devastating earthquake (7 in Richter Scale) hit Kumamoto prefecture in Japan.

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