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Sunday, May 08, 2011

New Japanese Robotics Task Force for Anti-Disaster

A new Japanese robotics network, called "The Robotics Task Force for Anti-Disaster", ROBOTAD, has been established to exchange and discuss the issues of technology, application, and management to utilize robotics toward recovery from the Great East Japan Earthquake and the Fukushima Nuclear Power Plant Disaster. The ROBOTAD is a hyper-academic organization and tightly liaises with academic societies, the Science Council of Japan, and the industry. The ROBOTAD is chaired by Professor Hajime Asama, the University of Tokyo.
Members of ROBOTAD Some members choose not to disclose their names and affiliations)
A preliminary report on the disaster and robotics in Japan will be presented on Wednesday May 11th, at the ICRA 2011 conference in Shanghai.

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