Courtesy EPRI With its 110-volt vacuum engine, the crawler bot maintains enough suction to carry 40 lb up vertical structures. Courtesy EPRI The crawler bot automatically follows a preprogrammed route up and down structures but has support ropes in case it loses suction. Related Links: International Climbing Machines (Upon which the robot is based). Nuclear Energy Standards Coordination Collaborative A new concrete inspection robot successfully scaled the walls of a dam this summer, testing the dam's structural integrity.Many of the nation's 104 nuclear reactors are reaching the middle age of their design life, while, according to reports by the American
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