Novel Soft Robotics Approaches Addressing The Challenges In Nuclear Decommissioning


Join us for an upcoming webinar organised by the Control & Automation Technical Network

The United Kingdom is forecast to accumulate 4.9 million tonnes of radioactive waste by 2025 and the ongoing nuclear decommissioning project is expected to span over the next 120 years. Owing to the hazardous nature of this activity, robot-assisted decommissioning is an attractive solution but poses tremendous challenges such as nuclear radiation and operation in confined and unstructured environments. 

Join us for a free webinar, presented by Professor Kaspar Althoefer.  In this talk, Prof Althoefer will discuss some of the innovative approaches for sensor delivery and robotic manipulation based on soft and bioinspired robots being explored at the Centre for Advanced Robotics @ Queen Mary. The talk will also discuss the research efforts on improving robotic teleoperation and autonomous grasping in the context of nuclear decommissioning.

Professor Althoefer is an experienced roboticist leading competitively funded research on soft robotics, intelligent micro-sensing systems and interaction dynamics modelling with applications in minimally invasive surgery, assistive technologies and human-robot interaction at Queen Mary University of London. 

The webinar will take place on Wednesday, 7th October at 2pm - register online

Blog IET Robotics and Mechatronics Network 07/09/2020 9:54am BST


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