Nuclear

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.


Arron Griffiths







Jose

Espinosa






Wilson

Cheah






Matthew

Nancekievill





Liam

Brown



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.


Olu

Ayoola









Farshad

Arvin







Horatio

Martin







Matthew

Nancekievill





Ben

Bird







Thomas

Wright





Arron

&

Horaito

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 ORGANISATIONS

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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Department of Electrical and Electronic Engineering,

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