A new robot is set to take key roles at Japan's damaged Fukushima nuclear facilities and eventually protect workers from high radiation.
Remote-controlled robots that were revealed last year by Toshiba company are now ready to become operational at Fukushima’s damaged nuclear reactor.
They are set to take action when Tepco starts its removal project. The robots’ main task will be removing debris and spent fuel rods from reactor 3 of Fukushima's number 1 nuclear plant.
The robot features a crane, a machine to hold fuel and two robotic arms that will be directly in touch with the debris.
This means that dangerous tasks can be done without requiring workers to be present in areas with high radiation levels. Fukushima nuclear facilities have been struggling to handle radiation leakage since a disastrous meltdown in 2011.