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Scientists used a robot dog to sniff out radiation levels in Chernobyl

29/10/2020 03:59 PM | Click to read full article

What’s the safest way to assess radiation levels at the site of the world’s worst nuclear accident and try to map it? You send in a robot dog.

The Central Enterprise for Radioactive Waste Management and University of Bristol scientists brought in four-legged robot dog named Spot, that has been manufactured by Boston Dynamics, to map radiation levels in the area. The scientists said their main aim was to test the remotely-controlled robots in the Exclusion Zone.