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Research and teaching using a hydraulically-actuated nuclear decommissioning robot

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Publication date2015
Original languageEnglish
EventInternational Conference on Systems Engineering 2015 - Coventry, United Kingdom
Duration: 8/09/201510/09/2015

Conference

ConferenceInternational Conference on Systems Engineering 2015
CountryUnited Kingdom
CityCoventry
Period8/09/1510/09/15

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.