The real winner of today’s Tokyo Marathon

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Ethiopia’s Feyisa Lilesa may have won today’s Tokyo Marathon in a late breakaway in the last 2km (Japan Times), but the real winner of today was the bomb-bot, the Kanibasami (kanibasami lit. “Crab Scissors”).

 
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Tokyo Marathon’s explosive ordnance disposal vehicle,“Kanibasami”
Tokyo Sports (in Japanese) February 27, 2016
The specialty vehicle is be dispatched to investigate suspicious objects…and deal with explosives as part of the counter-terrorism efforts of the Tokyo Marathon Foundation…The vehicle that has the two arms with crab-like claws (“scissors”) and it is designed to remove explosives while to withstanding an explosive impactblah, blah, blah

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Actually, Tokyo is full of emergency robots (that are never ever used) such as the ROBO-Q rescue robot (3Yen 2007-03-16)
rescue robot used by the Tokyo Fire Department.

 
And related to the ROBO-Q is the Great Dummy disaster of 2011 (3Yen 2011-01-18)
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Then there is the Hyper Rescue Robot “T-53 Enryu” (3Yen 2009-07-04)
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Also check out the fairy-full Hyper Rescue Squad No.1 >(3Yen 2011-03-25 )
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