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Abstract

It has been 10 years since the Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Station (NPS) accident. This article begins by discussing the robots used during the responses to the Three Mile Island and Chernobyl nuclear accidents. It then reviews the robots used to respond to the Fukushima Daiichi NPS accident, while considering the lessons learned from the previous accidents. Such discussions will hopefully lead to the further development of robots for decommissioning the Fukushima Daiichi NPS.

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