MOLEbot

MOLEbot

Navigating beneath the ponds through clay, silt, gravel and sand. Using the latest plastic & metal 3D printing technology to create a variety of different screw solutions for changeable soil conditions. Capable of sub-soil surveying and monitoring, applicable to a range of decommissioning tasks and maintenance

KEY FEATURES

TITLE

Development of a Mechatronic System for Underground Sensor Deployment

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PROJECT TYPE

PHD

FUNDER

SELLAFIELD LTD

DATE

Jan 2015 – Jan 2019

MATTHEW NANCEKIEVILL BEng

Doctoral Research Student

His research has focussed on developing an understanding of the effects of gamma exposure on common commercial components used in embedded systems. This is being applied to the design and prototyping of an underground robot capable of manoeuvring in 3D space. Current technology is limited to up-and-down or side-to-side movement sub-soil.

Sackville, University of Manchester, Manchester, UK

matthew.nancekievill@manchester.ac.uk

 

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EMAIL

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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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School of Electrical and Electronic Engineering,

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

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