Japanese rescue robot prepped to clean-up tsunami stricken area

Despite the disappointing absence of Japanese robots during the Fukushima nuclear crisis that served as a showcase for America's iRobot, Japanese robotics companies are not out of the running yet.

Fukuoka-based Tmsuk claims that its rescue robot T-53 Enryu is ready and able to contribute to the cleanup in Fukushima. The T-53 has two robotic hands that can lift up to 220 pounds and can be operated by remote control. The company also says the mechanism has been trained to operate effectively in post-earthquake scenarios, now the only question is when local officials will decide to grab back some of Japan's robo-pride and deploy the mech on site. You can see video of the T-53 in action here.

Via JapanTimes

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