Honda Develops New Robot to Survey Fukushima Nuclear Plant

June 27, 2013 by  
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Late last year, electronics company Hitachi unveiled a large, 2.5-ton robot to help clean up the  Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant that was damaged in the 2011 Japanese tsunami. Now Honda has developed a robot of its own to aid in the cleanup effort. Using technologies which were originally developed for the ASIMO humanoid robot , Honda and the  National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology (AIST) jointly developed a new high-access survey robot to collect data on the first floor of the damaged reactor. Read the rest of Honda Develops New Robot to Survey Fukushima Nuclear Plant Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: ASIMO , ASIMO robot , Fukushima , fukushima daiichi , High-Access Survey Robot , Honda , Honda Motor Company , nuclear cleanup , nuclear disaster , robot , robotics , robots        

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Artist Berndnaut Smilde Creates Amazing Indoor Clouds

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It’s looking rather cloudy inside. That’s because Dutch artist Berndnaut Smilde  has the ability to create small, fluffy clouds indoors. He creates luminous masses of vapor that slowly float through rooms and hallways of buildings, transforming them into surreal, dreamlike landscapes . The Green Room of the Veterans Building in downtown San Francisco was the setting for one of Smilde’s latest “cloud projects” — a delicate mass hovered in the middle of the room for a few moments, before it literally vanished into thin air. Read the rest of Artist Berndnaut Smilde Creates Amazing Indoor Clouds Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: Art , art installation cloud , Berndnaut Smilde , cloud art , Dutch artists , Dutch contemporary art , fog machine art , frozen smoke installation , indoor clouds art , temporary installations , time magazine        

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