Technology: Remote-control robot will investigate gas leak danger sites

(From Asahi Shimbun)

A remote-controlled mobile robot that can safely work in flammable gas-filled spaces too dangerous for humans has been developed by Mitsubishi Heavy Industries Ltd. and Chiba Institute of Technology.

The robot will be useful in confirming the situation at the sites of accidents in tunnels or conducting inspections at chemical plants and electric power plants, MHI and CIT officials said in Tokyo on July 12.

A remote-controlled mobile robot jointly developed by Mitsubishi Heavy Industries Ltd. and Chiba Institute of Technology is shown in Tokyo on July 12. (Keiko Nannichi)

A remote-controlled mobile robot jointly developed by Mitsubishi Heavy Industries Ltd. and Chiba Institute of Technology is shown in Tokyo on July 12. (Keiko Nannichi)

The robot has been safety certified and will not spark fire or explosions, even in places filled with flammable gas, they added. Read more



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