Meet Sakura No. 2 from Mitsubishi Heavy Industry Ltd. and the Chiba Institute of Technology. A disaster-response robot that can operate in areas with flammable gases after a disaster. It relies on cameras, tread belts, and antenna for remote control. The robot runs on battery for up to 2.5 hours.
The robot can move up the stairs and get around obstacles to perform site inspection. The Japan Times has the full story.