Mobile robot ”Pioneer” in Chernobyl nuclear power station
The American Radiation-proof mobile robot "Pioneer" shows its technical possibilities at the presentation in front of the installation "Ukrytie" ('Sarcophagus') over the destroyed the 4th Unit of Chernobyl APS ( Thursday, May 27, 1999). It is planned, that the robot, whose elaboration have cost $2 millions to USA Ministry of Power Engineering and NASA, will be used inside the 'sarcophagus'. The robot will accumulate the information on the condition of the installation. The robot usage will reduce the "Ukrytie" personnel's radioactive irradiation.
Photo by Victor Pobedinsky/ UNIAN
- Pobedinsky Viktor
- Ukraine / Chornobyl
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