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The Fukushima Diaries: A Robot Operator Tells All

iRobot PacBot in action at Fukushima Dai-Ichi Nuclear PlantIEEE Spectrum’s Automation Blog has run a series of exceptional articles on the Fukushima Dai-Ichi crisis since the earthquake and tsunami occurred on 11-March. Recently they uncovered a blog written by a robot operator at the plant that speaks candidly about the operations there and the problems occurring as they try to shut the plant down.

From the IEEE Spectrum Automation Blog:

Editor’s Note: This is part of IEEE Spectrum’s ongoing coverage of Japan’s earthquake and nuclear emergency.

An anonymous worker at Japan’s Fukushima Dai-ichi nuclear power plant has written dozens of blog posts describing the ups and downs of his experience as one of the lead robot operators at the crippled facility.

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