Sometimes those who go to Chernobyl today do not even want to come back – comparatively good roads, everything is neat and clean, beautiful nature, a lot of fish in the river, pure air, no people around – an ideal place to rest at!
There is an open air museum in Chernobyl where one can see robotized equipment that was tried to be used right after the explosion of the reactor. Why tried? Because it did not live up to expectations, it turned out to be impossible to do everything there without people. So they had to send soldiers to the reactor who worked there for fourty seconds. One ran inside, broke something with a crow and ran out, another one ran inside, took debris out with a shovel and so on…
Nonetheless these and other robots did a lot of work and saved many lives.