Research and teaching using a hydraulically-actuated nuclear decommissioning robot

West, C. and Burrell, T. and Montazeri, A. and Monk, S. D. and Taylor, C. J. (2015) Research and teaching using a hydraulically-actuated nuclear decommissioning robot. In: International Conference on Systems Engineering 2015, 2015-09-082015-09-10.

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Abstract

Mobile robots are used in many hazardous environments, including explosive ordnance disposal, military reconnaissance, natural disaster search and rescue, and in the nuclear decommissioning sector. This paper considers a high level supervisory control system for nuclear decommissioning robotic tasks, such as pipe cutting, remote wielding, and scanning. Hence, in addition to consideration of the kinematics, the paper presents a literature review relating to robotics in the nuclear industry. Finally, the paper comments on the use of the HydroLek/Brokk demonstrator as a tool for university teaching, undergraduate project work and for stimulating the interest of young people in engineering more generally.

Item Type:
Contribution to Conference (Other)
Journal or Publication Title:
International Conference on Systems Engineering 2015
ID Code:
76440
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Deposited On:
02 Nov 2015 13:38
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Yes
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Published
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