PILAbot

PILAbot

Certain areas of the Sellafield site are difficult to access due to physical or radiological restrictions. This project aims to design small single use robots for exploration of such areas. Its aim is to allow data to be collected from previously unreachable areas of the site, returning geographical and radiological data which was previously unknown.Must fit through a 150 mm access port. Easy to clean and low cost due to disposable design. Contains positional, geographical and radiological sensor.

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TITLE

Characterisation of Remote Radioactive Environments

[PILAbot]

PROJECT TYPE

PHD

FUNDER

SELLAFIELD LTD

DATE

Sep 2014 – Mar 2018

THOMAS WRIGHT MEng

Doctoral Research Student

Developing a low cost spherical robot to be deployed through a 6 inch access port into hard to access areas of the Sellafield site. The primary objectives of this project is to return geographical and radiological data from these hard to access areas in a useable format to allow for a greater understanding of the environment.

Sackville, University of Manchester, Manchester, UK

thomas.wright@manchester.ac.uk

 

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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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