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31st Symposium on Fusion Technology (SOFT), Dubrovnik, Croatia, 20 - 25 September 2020

In order to reach commercially-relevant availability future fusion power plants must have highly efficient maintenance systems. On the other hand, as radiation levels increase so too will the number of maintenance tasks that must be performed without human access.  To meet these conflicting constraints remote maintenance systems must significantly…

CASE 2019 - International Conference on Automation Science and Engineering, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, BC, Canada, 22- 26 August 2019

The extreme environmental conditions inside future nuclear fusion power plants will mean that maintenance activities must be performed without human access. Current teleoperation paradigms do not enable sufficiently fast maintenance cycles, and automation is seen as a potential solution. Transitioning to an automated maintenance scheme will requ…