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Robots being applied mainly above the 1st floor of the reactor building

* Robots are arranged in the order of being posted on the "Photos and Videos Library" of our web site.

For Operation*1 For Research*2

Device to Inspect Interior of Primary Containment Vessel (Shape-changing Robot)

[IRID (developed by Hitachi GE)]
Shape-changing Robot

Kanicrane

[developed by Hitachi GE]
Kanicrane
  • It investigates along the 1st floor grating surfaces in the primary containment vessel.
  • To reach the inside of the containment vessel, it takes on a tubular form to traverse a narrow pipe and expands into a U shape to achieve stability when maneuvering.
  • developed in PCV Interior Inspection Project*3
  • It investigates radiation source for the upper part on the 1st floor of the reactor buildings.
  • developed in Remote Decontamination Project*4

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Rosemary

[IRID (developed by Chiba Institute of Technology, Hitachi GE]
Rosemary

Sakura

[IRID (developed by NEDO, Chiba Institute of Technology, Hitachi GE]
Sakura
  • It investigates radiation source on the 2nd and 3rd floors of the reactor buildings.
  • developed in Remote Decontamination Project*4
  • It investigates radiation source on the 2nd and 3rd floors of the reactor buildings.
  • developed in Remote Decontamination Project*4

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High Pressure Water Decontamination Robot

[IRID (developed by Hitachi GE)]
High Pressure Water Decontamination Robot (Arounder)

Absorption/blast Decontamination Robot
(MEISTeR)

[IRID (developed by Mitsubishi Heavy Industries)]
Absorbing and Blasting Decontamination Robot (MEISTeR)
  • It decontaminates using high pressure water, water jet.
  • developed in Remote Decontamination Project*4
  • It decontaminates using shot blast and also absorbs dust with collecting system.
  • developed in Remote Decontamination Project*4

Dry Ice Blast Decontamination Robot

[IRID (developed by Toshiba)]
Dry Ice Blasting Decontamination Robot

Husqvarna (DXR-140 remodeling)

[cooperated*5 by Toshiba]
Husqvarna (DXR-140 remodeling)
  • It decontaminates using dry ice blast.
  • developed in Remote Decontamination Project*4
  • It is applied to decontaminate the middle part on the 1st floor of the reactor buildings.

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Robot equipped with laser scanning

[cooperated*5 by Hitachi GE]
Robot equipped with laser scanning

Raccoon

[cooperated*5 by ATOX]
Raccoon
  • It is applied to acquire 3D laser scanning data inside the reactor buildings.
  • It is applied to decontaminate the 1st floor of the reactor buildings.

ASTACO-SoRa

[cooperated*5 by Hitachi GE]
ASTACO-SoRa

High-access Investigation Robot

[cooperated*5 by Honda, AIST]
Robot to survey elevated places
  • It is applied to remove debris on the 1st floor of the reactor buildings.
  • It is applied to investigate upper and small spaces of the reactor buildings.

FRIGO-MA

[cooperated*5 by Mitsubishi Electric TOKKI Systems]
FRIGO-MA

Warrior

[cooperated*5 by iRobot]
Warrior
  • It is applied to investigate small rooms in the reactor buildings.
  • It is applied to remove obstacles inside the reactor buildings.

Quince 1,2,3

[cooperated*5 by Chiba Institute of Technology, Tohoku University, International Recue System Institute]
Quince 1,2,3

Packbot

[cooperated*5 by iRobot]
Packbot
  • It is applied to investigate the upper floor such as the operation floor, of the reactor buildings.
  • It is applied to both investigation and operation of several sites inside the reactor buildings.

[Notes]

  • *1:For Operation: Robots applied to the site for operational purpose, such as environmental improvement or repair
  • *2:For Research: Robots applied to the site for research purpose, such as grasping the site condition
  • *3:PCV Interior Inspection Project = Development of a Technology to Inspect the Interior of the Reactor Primary Containment Vessel
  • *4:Remote Decontamination Project: "The Development of Remote Decontamination Technology inside the Reactor Buildings" for "The Individual Research and Development Project for the Decommissioning of TEPCO's Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Station Units 1-4" (by the Promotion Council toward the Decommissioning of TEPCO's Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Station in the Nuclear Emergency Response Headquarters, June 27, 2013)
  • *5:Cooperate: Robots are applied to site operations after coordinating with both domestic and international corporations or organizations. They are;
    ・supplied for free or lent as a part of operational support.
    ・developed as a joint development.
    ・supplied to implement site operations.