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Squiggly snake robot could help in Fukushima

Inspection serpent expected to also lend eye at other dangerous sites

TOKYO -- A snake robot that wiggles through complex pipe structures for inspection purposes may play a key role in the decommissioning of the crippled Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant.

The snake robot can wiggle through complex pipe structures.

The robot, about 2 meters long and 9kg, has been developed by a team of researchers from Kyoto University, Kanazawa University, Okayama University and other entities.

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