Robots can be wonderful tools to have around in case of a natural or manmade disaster. The Honda E2-DR Disaster Response Robot is a legged robot that can perform inspections in plants. It can climb a ladder, go through narrow spaces, and negotiate uneven terrain.
The Honda E2-DR can keep its balance and change its shape to handle various situations. As IEEE reports, the robot has “two rotating Hokuyo laser rangefinders, a monocular camera with a synchronized LED flash, a SR4000 time of flight camera, and a stereo camera.” It supports bipedal and quadrupedal walking.