Spot the robot dog has been going through its paces at Sellafield as part of an active demonstration. Sending robots into hazardous environments is nothing new at Sellafield. A fleet of land, air, and underwater vehicles are already contributing to the site’s decommissioning and clean-up mission. Using robots for routine tasks in hazardous environments removes people from harm’s way and frees them up for more urgent tasks. But before technology can be deployed on the site it must be rigorously tested. Spot underwent 3 days of trials at Calder Hall, the former nuclear power station which is now being decommissioned.
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