Wednesday, November 21, 2012

No. 653: A quadrupedal walking robot from Toshiba for the nuclear power plant in Fukushima (November 22, 2012)

Toshiba developed a quadrupedal walking robot for the nuclear power plant in Fukushima. The new robot allows for jobs in the place where contaminated water may exist. It is 62.4 cm deep, 58.7 cm wide, and 106.6 cm high. It can climb a staircase and transport a small vehicle loaded with a high definition camera using its arms.

The operator can navigate it by remote control using a controller like a video game console. It can walk up and down a staircase with a 22 cm level difference. I can transport a cargo up to 20 kg. It can walk continuously for about 2 hours at a speed of 1 km/h.

Toshiba’s newly developed quadrupedal walking robot 
designed for the nuclear power plant in Fukushima 

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