Drone being developed to fly autonomously inside Fukushima reactor buildings

Drone being developed to fly autonomously inside Fukushima reactor buildings

by CHIBA – A drone is being developed to survey the interior of reactor buildings at Tokyo Electric Power Co.’s Fukushima No. 1 plant. The unmanned aircraft will use lasers to detect and avoid obstacles in flight and will be able to land to replace its batteries in the absence of an operator. A test flight was completed at the plant’s No. 5 reactor building, which escaped severe damage in the March 2011 nuclear disaster. It is not known when the meter-wide hexacopter will be ready to begin inspections […]

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