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Kyusaku Natsume writes: The Japan Times carries a report from Kyodo News showing the robots that japanese manufacturers have on standby to work in Fukushima Daiichi

Japanese robots designed for heavy lifting and data collection have been prepared for deployment at irradiated reactor buildings of the Fukushima No.1 nuclear power station, where U.S.-made robots have already taken radiation and temperature readings as well as visual images at the crippled facility via remote control.

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Japanese robots await call to action

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