Latro is a robotic spider that can be used in the monitoring and decommissioning of both dry and wet nuclear storage facilities. The robot is designed to cut, sort and retrieve material from storage facilities. It employs six hydraulically actuated legs for motion and two arms for carrying large grippers and cutters (weighing up to 20 kg).
PRDA / KTP
Aug 2015 – Aug 2018
FARSHAD ARVIN PhD
Lecturer in Robotics
Research interests include Robotics, Autonomous Robots and Swarm robotics. He is currently involved in the development of Latro, an electro-hydraulically actuated multi-legged robot. Obtained his PhD (Doctor of Philosophy) in the field of robotics from Lincoln University in 2015.
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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