A robot dog could soon be sniffing out hazards at a nuclear site in Cumbria. Spot the robot dog has been put through its paces at Sellafield as part of an active demonstration to look at using the clever canine as part of the day-to-day running of the site. The ‘dog’ went under three days of trials at the sites Calder Hall power station, which has now been decommissioned. The use of robots is nothing new for Sellafield, with their operation in hazardous environments aiming to keep people out of harm’s way, allowing the robots to carry out routine tasks.
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