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.
Characterisation of Remote Radioactive Environments
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.
Developing the next generation of nuclear decommissioning robotics research. Working in partnership with the nuclear sector and other universities around the UK and EU to reduce risk, accelerate productivity and reduce long term costs.
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