The CARMA system is in the first stage of developing an autonomous monitoring system for the nuclear industry. Primarily designed to continuously inspect a map of the ground for any radioactive contamination, either fixed or migrating sources.
The platform has been built using off-the-shelf- components to enable a quick and robust proof-of-concept. The on-board 2D mapping uses the ROS architecture, in combination with a 360° LIDAR and industrial standard radiometric sensors (Thermo Fisher Scientific). By using these sensors the industrial end user can be confidant in the radiometric maps that CARMA will publish after every sweep.
University of Manchester
Nov 2016 – Present
ARRON GRIFFITHS MSc
Post-Doctoral Research Associate
After developing a low cost 3D printed ROV called the AVEXIS, I am now working in partnership with Sellafield and NNL to develop autonomous robotic solutions for problems within a nuclear environment. Using complex, robust, high resolution positional algorithms, sensors and acoustic communication system, in order to relay the current positions of each agent, to a visualized overview interface. Obtianed his Masters degree from Plymouth University in 2011 and then spent 2 1/2 years as a robotic research assistant developing Plymouth's robot football team.
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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