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Research and teaching using a hydraulically-actuated nuclear decommissioning robot

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Publication date2015
<mark>Original language</mark>English
EventInternational Conference on Systems Engineering 2015 - Coventry, United Kingdom
Duration: 8/09/201510/09/2015


ConferenceInternational Conference on Systems Engineering 2015
CountryUnited Kingdom


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.