Kurion Scores Robot Win At Fukushima

Irvine-based Kurion has scored another win at the damaged Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant in Japan, saying today that it has been awarded a contract to develop an advanced, robotic arm, to help repair the damaged reactor. Kurion said its robotic arm system is targeted for deployment in mid-2016, within the Unit 2 Reactor at Fukushima. Kurion--which has been providing water cleanup technology at the site--said the development of the arm follows an earlier win during the summer, when it developed a robotic system to find the causes of leaks in the nuclear power plant, which was critically damaged by the earthquake and tsunami in March of 2011.