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Crawler Bot Could Inspect Nuclear Power Stations

The 104 commercial nuclear reactors in the United States are now middle-aged; most were built in the 1960s and 1970s. So the utility companies that want to continue operating their aging nuclear power stations for a few more decades are developing nondestructive inspection technologies that can probe these vast industrial infrastructures and look for signs of decay. Maria Guimaraes works on nondestructive evaluation at the Electric Power Research Institute (EPRI). She says that designing sensors isn't enough. "If you have good sensors, but you have to erect scaffolds to use them, it’s very time cosuming, very costly, and there are inherent

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05 Sep
Erico Guizzo @ericoguizzo
Crawler Bot Could Inspect Nuclear Power Stations http://t.co/RDVsko4W9d
05 Sep
Automaton @AutomatonBlog
Crawler Bot Could Inspect Nuclear Power Stations http://t.co/qsNmTTzPxQ
05 Sep
robots_forever @robots_forever
Crawler Bot Could Inspect Nuclear Power Stations http://t.co/y2RQahkwvM
05 Sep
IEEE Spectrum @IEEESpectrum
Crawler Bot Could Inspect Nuclear Power Stations: The robot can scale concrete walls to look for structural damage http://t.co/e5ocUxUhbM