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Friday, March 26, 2004

Enryu, the Rescue Dragon Robot
Three weeks ago, I talked about Banryu, a robot to guard your home and designed to look like a dragon. Today, in "Japanese firm unveils large robot for disaster rescue work," the Agence France-Presse says that the Japanese company behind Banryu, Tmsuk, has built another dragon robot.

This robot is intended to help rescue workers after a disaster, such as an earthquake or a volcanic eruption. But this robot doesn't play in the same league. The T-52 Enryu is 3.5 meters high and weighs 5 tons.

This short overview contains more details. It also includes a diagram of the robot and a photograph of a man standing close to Enryu. Pretty scary to think about this big robot in the streets!!
:: posted by Roland Piquepaille, 12:46 PM

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