Explosion-Proof Inspection Robot Developed
－Domestic Certification Obtained in Expectation of Application at Disaster Sites－
July 12, 2016
New Energy and Industrial Technology Development Organization (NEDO)
As part of a NEDO project, Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, Ltd., in collaboration with Chiba Institute of Technology, has developed an inspection robot that can operate in the presence of flammable gases. This newly-developed robot has passed the anti-explosive model inspection of the Technology Institution of Industrial Safety (TIIS) in Japan. This is the first time a mobile robot has acquired this certification in Japan.
Until now it has been difficult to decide whether to permit electrical machinery at disaster sites where there are concerns regarding the presence of flammable gases, but with the acquisition of this explosion-proof certification the practical application of the robot at disaster sites can be expected.
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NEDO Robot and Artificial Intelligence Technology
Contact Persons: Yasukawa, Uchiyama