"Swinging a hammer"?
There I was, looking forward to some 1cm thick contraption with a sledgehammer sticking out but no, it merely taps.
Interesting device, mind, but my inner child couldn't help feeling slightly disappointed for some reason :)
On Wednesday Toshiba launched its commercialized robot inspection services for power plant turbine generators. The Japanese MNC offers two types of robots: an ultra-thin version for all sizes of generators, and a more multi-function problem-solving version for – in Toshiba's words – "a wide range of inspections for domestic …
This is where automata really do pay off. It's a pity that applications like these are in the minority among the plethora of rather pointless consumer-targeted offerings ('autonomous' lawn mowers at al.). But I guess the latter are where the big money is - you can only sell so many nuclear reactor inspection robots.
All I can think of is this scene from Chernobyl. Let's hope this one is rated for more than 2000 Roentgen.