March 15, 2011      

As details of the tragic events in Japan continue to unfold, it should come as no surprise that the island nation, which is a world leader in the development of robots, should use that very technology in times of disaster. Indeed, the IEEE Spectrum reports that Japanese officials "are deploying wheeled and snake-like robots to assist emergency responders in the search for survivors" of last week's earthquake and tsunami.

Elsewhere, an article posted on CNET reveals that the robots from Japan's ...

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