Robot fixes railway wires – level 2

10-01-2023 15:00

Japanese engineers are using a giant robot to repair railway wires.

JR West and two other companies developed the robot to make workers’ lives safer and easier. The robot can do things which are too dangerous for people. It lowers the risk of electrocution and falls, and it also saves people’s work.

The robot is on a crane, and a worker controls it virtually. The robot can lift an object of up to 40 kilograms as high as ten meters.

Workers use the robot in difficult areas to reach. By 2024, JR West expects that these robots will help in many places in addition to Japan.

Difficult words: giant (very big), electrocution (when electricity hurts or kills someone), crane (a tall machine which moves heavy objects).

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