Japan suffered the worst nuclear disaster in history in 2011. Robots and drones play a key role in the cleanup.
I get to try the Guardian GT big-arm robot, which is like a real-life Power Loader from Aliens. It's controlled by a human and has incredible precision, but it's also incredibly strong. Made by Sarcos Robotics, the GT can be used in situations that are too dangerous for humans to enter, like nuclear disarmament or decommissioning power plants.
The country's environmental minister says storage space is almost used up, so the contaminated water may end up in the Pacific.
The cleanup will take decades in places humans can't go. Robots will instead.
Here’s what it’s like inside the melted down reactors of the Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant.
On March 11, 2011, the worst nuclear disaster in history hit like a bomb. Even now, robots are just getting close enough to see how bad it really is.
Commentary: Pockets of innovation, like a drone testing field, have some hoping the region sheds its notoriety. But it's not that simple.
We also discuss more foldable phones and talk Captain Marvel.
As contaminated water continues to leak from damaged nuclear reactors, cold is the latest line of defense.