DailyDirt: Robots That Save Lives
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Robots are becoming essential tools for all sorts of tasks. Some jobs that simply can't be done by people are perfect for remote-controlled machines. As a tribute to our hard-working metal friends, here's a short list of some bots that are making the world a safer place.
- A couple of remote-controlled iRobot Packbots have checked out some of the most dangerous parts of the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant. Domo arigato, Mr. Roboto... [url]
- Inspections of natural gas lines are usually performed by "pipeline inspection gauges" -- also called PIGs. An intelligent snake-like robot from Carnegie Mellon University is able to explore pipes that were previously "unpiggable" by lesser instruments. [url]
- A few different remote-controlled firefighters have been developed to extinguish fires that people can't even approach. Too bad these firefighting robots aren't autonomous yet. [url]
- To discover more interesting robot-related content, check out what's currently floating around the StumbleUpon universe. [url]