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JAPAN ROBOT RESCUE t-53-enryu – July 3, 2009… hyper rescue robot “T-53 Enryu”, developed by Japanese robot venture Tmsuk… Kitakyushu Fire Department deployed the 2.8-meter tall, three-ton robot which can be operated manually by a person aboard it as well as by remote control to lift heavy objects with its two arms.

The earlier, smaller version of the same robot had an amusing appetite for humans as the 3Yen reported back in 2007: All Your Soylent Green are Belong to Us.

rescue robot used by the Tokyo Fire Department

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