The technologies of robotics and automation are more demanded than ever for nuclear power plants and the other nuclear facilities, after the accidents at TEPCO’s Fukushima 1st Nuclear Power Plant following the earthquake and tsunami on March 11th, 2011. The Technical Committee on Robotics and Automation in Nuclear Facilities has its goal on development of technologies, retention of running systems and networking among worldwide experts in the related science and technology for the operation, inspection, maintenance, and incident response in nuclear facilities.


(figure cited from “The Official Report of the Fukushima Accident Independent Investigation Commission,” The National Diet of Japan)


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