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; including robotic, portable electonics and stationary installations.
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Based in Cumbria - here
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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 competitions; RoboCup & FIRA.
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
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
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), . DOI: 10.5772/57334. Publication link: a4da4252-fdc1-4e0b-9779-06fb3ecde4e4
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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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