6 LeadershipNUCLEAR CONT. Robotic assistance INL deployed one of its robotics systems along with a suite of sensors to Japan. INL robotics experts outfitted a commercially available Talon robot with radiation-hardened cameras and sensors which conferred the ability to take radiation readings stamp them with a GPS location and overlay the information on a Google Earth map. INL employees Doug Few and Robert Kinoshita left prepare theTalon robot for service in Japan and INLs Craig Conner Cal ChristensenVictorWalker and Kinoshita pose with Japanese colleagues and the robot above. International assistance Following incidents at Japans Fukushima Daiichi plant DOE asked INL to organize its national laboratory response effort. Within two days of the earthquake INL had identified points of contact at six national laboratories and had begun working with them to develop technical analyses covering a wide variety of emerging issues. INL scientists and engineers initiated studies that pinpointed issues associated with salt water cooling analyzed worst case scenario accident progression and identified remotely operated equipment capabilities that could be deployed at the Fukushima site. Senior INL managers also directly supported Energy Secretary Steven Chu during daily conference calls held to ensure that DOE was providing as much assistance as possible to the government of Japan.