Conference Papers

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2020
UKAEA-CCFE-CP(20)70
UK-RAS Network Conference on Robotics and Autonomous Systems: robots working for and among us, Bristol, UK, 12 December 2018

The European Spallation Source (ESS) is a multi-disciplinary research facility which will be the world’s most powerful pulsed neutron source. A critical component of ESS will be a facility for handling radioactive waste and preparing it for safe disposal; this facility must operate for at least 40 years. Safe disposal of ESS waste requires the de…

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2019
UKAEA-CCFE-CP(19)05
Waste Management Symposia (WMS), Phoenix, USA, 18-22 March 2018

This paper presents the methodology and results of developing and implementing a system-of-systems architecture for controlling many robotic systems within the context of industrial facilities, where the life of the facility will be far longer than the life of the robotics, due to software updates and accelerated digital obsolescence. The use cases…

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2019
UKAEA-CCFE-CP(19)03
UK-RAS Network Conference on Robotics and Autonomous Systems: robots working for and among us, Bristol, UK, 12 December 2018

The European Spallation Source (ESS) is a multi-disciplinary research facility which will be the world’s most powerful pulsed neutron source. A critical component of ESS will be a facility for handling radioactive waste and preparing it for safe disposal. Safe disposal of ESS waste requires the dexterous tele-manipulation of large, highly activat…

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2019
UKAEA-CCFE-CP(19)02
Waste Management Symposia (WMS), Phoenix, USA, 18-22 March 2018

Nuclear decommissioning environments are challenging and hazardous, typically involving high temperatures, pressures and extreme radiation. Robotic devices are commonly used to complete tasks within challenging environments, which would otherwise pose a risk to human health, however remotely operating robots without full three-dimensional vision is…

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2018
UKAEA-CCFE-CP(18)09
30th Symposium on Fusion Technology (SOFT), Giardini Naxos, Messina, Sicily, 16-21 September 2018

The operation of nuclear fusion facilities must be carefully planned and monitored due to the potential damage to equipment or personnel caused by radiation fields. A method for visualising such three-dimensional (3D) radiation fields in real-time is presented. An interactive volumetric representation is achieved using view-dependent ray casting of…

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