Mitusbishi's MHI-Super Giraffe is designed with an extendable 8 meter (26 ft) arm that can perform inspection or turn valves
The MHI-Super Giraffe (background) along with other robots developed specifically for the clean up of TEPCO's Fukushima nuclear plant
The MHI-Super Giraffe fully extends its arm and uses four outriggers to help stabilize itself (Photo: NEDO)
The MHI-Super Giraffe can handle 15 degree slopes and works for 5 hours on a rechargeable battery (Photo: NEDO)
While the world watches anxiously as the Tokyo Electric Power Company (TEPCO) begins its most dangerous operation yet in the ongoing clean-up of the damaged Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant, large Japanese corporations continue to design and build robots to help go where people cannot. Mitsubishi Heavy Industries (MHI) has built a new remote-controlled robot called the MHI-Super Giraffe, which has an extendable arm capable of reaching up to 8 m (26 ft), and borrows battery technology from Mitsubishi Motor's electric vehicles.
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