23 Aug '11, 6pm
The Robot Diaries: Fukushima Robot Operator Tells All (Until His Blog Mysteriously Vanishes)
The Robot Diaries: Fukushima Robot Operator Tells All (Until His Blog Mysteriously Vanishes) The operator of one of the robots that are being using in the damaged Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant has been blogging about his experience, until one day about a month ago, after the blog received more social media exposure, everything disappeared. It's not known if pressure to remove came from TEPCO or the government or if there's another reason behind the removal, but a copy of the content still exists, and parts of it have been translated. Check it out on Spectrum , the magazine of IEEE . The youtube video above shows some of the robots in action during exercises. At the end you can see a 'bunny suited man' riding on one of the bigger models. See also: Fukushima Nuclear Crisis Upgraded to INES Level 7, Like Chernobyl View the entire comment thread.