A group of approximately 40 workers sent the remotely-controlled device, allegedly capable of withstanding high levels of radiation, into the vessel at 11:20 a.m. The robot stopped functioning after covering two thirds of the route at approximately 2:10 p.m., according to the Tokyo Electric Power Co.
The Japanese have sent a snake robot into Fukushima’s nuclear reactor to check things out. Wait, isn’t this how Gamera was created?— Richard Dixon (@radiodixon) 10 апреля 2015
The company did not say whether it would send another robot into the vessel on Monday, as previously planned. TEPCO's ultimate goal is to use the robot to inspect the melted fuel inside the vessel.