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China develops first radiation detecting robot

04-02-2011 08:41 BJT

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China has developed its first remote-controlled robots capable of detecting radiation and harmful chemicals in special circumstances.

Measuring 88 cm and weighing 30 kg, the robot is capable of climbing up slopes with an inclination of up to 60 degrees, going down stairs, wading through water, and taking sharp turns.

Prof. Song Aiguo of Southeast University, said, "This robot is capable of detecting radiation and chemicals in complicated circumstances."

China has developed its first remote-controlled robots capable of
detecting radiation and harmful chemicals in special circumstances.

The arm can pick up small civil radioactive sources and put them into its lead box. When it has spotted a nuclear reactor with a radiation leak, it can picture the map of the radioactive sources and measure the radiation volume. And all the information can be transmitted to the operator in real time.

With four "eyes", it can detect the situation one kilometer away from it.

Song Aiguo, Dean of the School of Instrument Science and Engineering of Southeast University in Nanjing, in eastern China's Jiangsu Province, also stated, that the robot is the fifth generation of such robots developed by the university. The program started in 2007, and the robots were used by the anti-terrorism units in the 2008 Beijing Olympics and 2010 Shanghai Expo.

 

Editor:Zhang Jingya |Source: CNTV.CN

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