Japan is hi-tech, so the hi-tech is Japanese technology. Japan is now using remote-controlled robots at the quake-hit Fukushima nuclear plant to measure radiation levels.
A pair of robots, called Packbots, haltingly entered the two buildings Sunday and took readings for temperature, pressure and radioactivity.
BBC reports, “The readings from two reactor buildings showed a ‘harsh environment’ for humans to work in, complicating efforts to stabilise the damaged reactors”.
Chief Cabinet Secretary Yukio Edano says, "We have expected high radioactivity inside the reactor buildings, which was confirmed by data collected by the robot."
Reading came a day after the plant operator said it expected to bring the crisis under control by the end of the year.
Government of Japan is facing criticism by its citizens for not taking quick actions at earthquake affected sites. A new opinion polls in Japan suggests that a majority of people are dissatisfied with the government's handling of events.