In the exclusion zone of the Chernobyl nuclear power plant, a robot dog Boston Dynamics SPOT was tested

In the exclusion zone of the Chernobyl nuclear power plant, tests of the SPOT robot, created by Boston Dynamics, have begun. The aim of the project is to search for previously unknown territories with radioactive contamination. This was announced on the official Facebook page by the State Agency of Ukraine for the Management of the Exclusion Zone.

SPOT tests in Chernobyl are carried out by researchers from the University of Bristol and employees of the State Specialized Enterprise “Central Enterprise for Radioactive Waste Management” (GSP “TsPORO”).

chernobyl spot

The actions of the robot were followed not only by Ukrainian specialists. Scientists from the UK also participated in the work on the territory of the exclusion zone – a research group from the University of Bristol. Along with robotic dogs, unmanned aerial vehicles are used.

exclusion zone spot

To detect areas with radioactive contamination, special systems and sensors are used. These are, in particular, a gamma spectrometer, hyperspectral and neutron sensors. Specialists expect soon to receive 3D images, a map of the distribution of radionuclides, as well as images of the Red Forest with areas that have a high dose of radiation.

Other diaries

26.10.2020 11:44

Chernobyl fire 2020

Not so long ago, the world community was stirred by the news of the fires in Chernobyl. Thanks to...

26.10.2020 11:44

Is it safe to visit Chernobyl in 2020?

Extreme tours to Chernobyl attract a lot of tourists year over year. The number of those wishing to...

26.10.2020 11:44

Facts about Chernobyl Radiation

Radiation is something that surrounds us every day. It can be both harmful and useful for us....

26.10.2020 11:44

Chernobyl red forest

On the territory of the 30-kilometer Chernobyl exclusion zone there are many amazing, but no less...

Tours to Chernobyl

1 day

One day tour

2 days

Two-day tour

3-7 day

Multi-day tours to Chernobyl

1+ days

Exclusive tour