Research

UOM ROBOTICS

PROJECTS

Consists of a small robotics research group within the School of electrical and electronic engineering at the University of Manchester. The group focuses on nuclear decommissioning and oil & gas environment solutions; included robotic, potable electonics and stationary installations.

 

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Based in Cumberia - here

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AVEXIS 150

 

 

 

 

CEHEUAS

 

 

 

CORIN

 

 

 

DAMSEL

 

 

 

FURO

Arron Griffiths

 

 

 

 

 

Jose

Espinosa

 

 

 

 

 

Wilson

Cheah

 

 

 

 

 

Matthew

Nancekievill

 

 

 

Liam

Brown

 

Olu

Ayoola

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Farshad

Arvin

 

 

 

 

 

 

Horatio

Martin

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Matthew

Nancekievill

 

 

 

 

 

Ben

Bird

 

 

 

 

Thomas

Wright

 

 

 

Arron

&

Horaito

Miniature underwater remotely operated vehicle (ROV), for exploration in restricted underwater storage ponds.

 

 

High baud rate underwater ROV communication with multi daisy chained nodes.

 

Large scale Hexapod ROV, design as scaled down revison of the LATRO remote cutting platform.

 

Miniature underwater ROV, for exploration in restricted nuclear reactors at Fukushima Diachii.

 

Miniature Pipe crawling ROV, for exploration in restricted pipe work systems

 

In Situ Monitoring Of The Legacy Ponds And Silos [ISMOPS], is a system of identifying experimental factors that influence the quality of samples and measurements.

 

Massive scale hexapod ROV, design for remote cutting and collecting operations, both on-land and in storage pond

 

 

Reconfigurable omnidirectional ROV, for restricted deployment though a 6 inch access port in to active areas in nuclear facilities.

 

Underground tunneling ROV, design to bore underneath ponds through clay, silt, gravel and sand.

 

A optimized remote cutting rigs systems designed to measurement of laser cut depth online and in real time.

 

Miniture scale ROV, designed as low cost LIDAR exploration platform.

 

Humanoid Robotic Football Team, design to compete in international compertions; RoboCup & FIRA

PUBLICATIONS

2016

Griffiths, A., Dikarev, A., Green, P., Lennox, B., Poteau, X., & Watson, S. (2016). AVEXIS—Aqua Vehicle Explorer for In-Situ Sensing. IEEE Robotics and Automation Letters, 1(1), 282. DOI: 10.1109/LRA.2016.2519947. Publication link: 274d8a0f-17d9-441f-8b4f-62a77aac3e01

 

2015

Watson, S., Lennox, B., & Stancu, A. (2015). Robotic Systems for Remote Characterisation an Decommissioning. In host publication.. Publication link: fe62cbe5-e1cc-4262-8c59-a8495cbd49b9

 

Dikarev, A., Griffiths, A., Watson, S., Lennox, B., & Green, P. R. (2015). Combined Multiuser Acoustic Communication and Localisation System for uAUVs Operating in Confined Underwater Environments. In IFAC-PapersOnLine. (pp. 161-166). Publication link: 607fb229-3f3a-4d41-ae80-52d48ec02e65

 

2014

Watson, S. A., & Green, P. N. (2014). Depth control for micro-autonomous underwater vehicles (μAUVs): Simulation and experimentation. International Journal of Advanced Robotic Systems, 11(1), [31]. DOI: 10.5772/57334. Publication link: a4da4252-fdc1-4e0b-9779-06fb3ecde4e4

ALL SUPPORTED ORGANIZATIONS

Developing the next generation of nuclear decommissionning robotics research. Working in partnership with the nuclear sector and other unverisities around the UK and EU to reduce risk, accelerate productivity an reduce long term costs .

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The University of Manchester, Sackville Street Building, Manchester, M13 9PL

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