Mobile Robots and Remote Characterisation Systems for Nuclear Decommissioning

Farshad Arvin, Olusola Ayoola, Benjamin Bird, Liam Brown, Joaquin Carrasco, Wei Cheah, Jose Luis Espinosa Mendoza, Peter Green, Arron Griffiths, Barry Lennox, Simon Watson, Thomas Wright

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    This paper provides an updated summary of the research being conducted at the University of Manchester, UK, in support of the decommissioning plan for the Sellafield nuclear site in Cumbria, UK. The research is being conducted in collaboration with a number of companies including Sellafield Ltd, the National Nuclear Laboratory and Forth Engineering Ltd. The primary focus of the research is in support of the decommissioning of the legacy facilities on the Sellafield site, however the technology can be applied to other nuclear sites, both modern and legacy, as well as in other industries such as oil & gas, petro-chemical and the marine industry. The progress on the development of novel characterisation platforms (mobile robots) and sensing systems is presented including the AVEXIS underwater inspection system, a robot spider for remote operations and algorithms for efficient compression of Lidar point cloud data.
    Original languageEnglish
    Number of pages7
    Publication statusPublished - Mar 2016
    EventWaste Management Symposium 2016 - Phoenix Convention Centre, Phoenix, United States
    Duration: 6 Mar 201610 Mar 2016


    ConferenceWaste Management Symposium 2016
    Abbreviated titleWMSYM 2016
    Country/TerritoryUnited States


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