Monday, January 30, 2012

#Fukushima I Nuke Plant: Quince No.2 and Quince No.3 Are Ready to Be Deployed

They look like the original Quince, who has been left abandoned somewhere in the upper high-radiation floors of Reactor 2 since October last year.

The Yomiuri article below acknowledges the work that the original Quince did in the title.

From Yomiuri Shinbun (1/30/2012):


Two successor robots to the one that was lost after taking the video of the reactor buildings


Two successor robots to the one that was used for taking the video of the interior of the reactor buildings at Fukushima I Nuclear Power Plant, Quince, were revealed by the development team at Chiba Institute of Technology on January 30.


They will be used at the plant starting mid February.


One is fitted with the device to measure radioactive materials in the dust particles in the atmosphere, and the other is fitted with a laser scanner to create 3D maps. From the experience of the original Quince who was stranded in the reactor building when the communication cable was disconnected (or severed), each robot can be controlled by wireless communication in an emergency via the other robot.


The original Quince (Quince No.1) will be left inside the reactor building [Reactor 2] to study the effect of radiation on electronics.

Poor Quince. For the sake of electronics research...

Quince No.2, from Chiba Institute of Technology page:


Chibaguy said...

As for Quince 1 will the nuke industry at least admit they lost a robot to radiation? Or was Quince just too stressed out?

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Atomfritz said...

I couldn't help laughing when I read this ridiculous explanation for leaving Quince 1, which has become highly radioactive waste, in the reactor ruins.

Andrew Spagnoli said...

How will they "study" radiation effects on the first robot if they have no ability to communicate with it or retrieve it? I guess they will solve that question once they figure out how to keep their critical cooling pipes from freezing and bursting. SHHHHH..... nuke-yoo-lar geniuses at work.

arevamirpal::laprimavera said...

Poor Quince. For TEPCO to say they will leave Quince in Reactor 2 for radiation study is for Quince, so that it doesn't think it's been abandoned. It's on a mission to study the effects of radiation.

Anonymous said...

They're lying to robots now. Just how low can they get?

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