When it comes to robots, Japan is a superpower, with some of the world’s most advanced robotic systems and the highest levels of industrial automation. So it makes sense to ask: Why can’t Japan use robots to fix the damaged reactors at the Fukushima Dai-1 nuclear power plant?
I’d be the first to shout, „Send in the robots!“ if it were clear that robots could help in this case. But things aren’t that simple. To understand what robots can and cannot do at Fukushima, I spoke to several experts. Here’s what they say.