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Reference Number EP/S03286X/1
Title Digital twin-based Bilateral Teleautonomous System for Nuclear Remote Operation
Status Started
Energy Categories NUCLEAR FISSION and FUSION(Nuclear Fission, Nuclear supporting technologies) 100%;
Research Types Basic and strategic applied research 100%
Science and Technology Fields PHYSICAL SCIENCES AND MATHEMATICS (Computer Science and Informatics) 35%;
ENGINEERING AND TECHNOLOGY (Electrical and Electronic Engineering) 35%;
ENGINEERING AND TECHNOLOGY (Mechanical, Aeronautical and Manufacturing Engineering) 30%;
UKERC Cross Cutting Characterisation Not Cross-cutting 100%
Principal Investigator Dr J Carrasco
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Electrical & Electronic Engineering
University of Manchester
Award Type Standard
Funding Source EPSRC
Start Date 01 September 2019
End Date 31 August 2022
Duration 36 months
Total Grant Value £252,932
Industrial Sectors Electronics; Energy
Region North West
Programme Energy : Energy
Investigators Principal Investigator Dr J Carrasco , Electrical & Electronic Engineering, University of Manchester (99.999%)
  Other Investigator Professor H Yin , Electrical & Electronic Engineering, University of Manchester (0.001%)
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Abstract The final goal has been incubated from the bottom line truth about the deployment telerobotic technology for real-world nuclear applications; even after half a century of innovation, there is no tangible telerobotic technology that is adequate for deployment for real-world nuclear applications such as decontamination and dismantling of nuclear facilities. Bilateral teleoperators and other sensor-based telerobotic systems are too complex and fragile, and unilateral teleoperators are too inefficient. What is needed to this end is a new telerobotic system that can utilize simple and robust slave hardware and yet perform dexterous manipulation via (potentially degraded) low-bandwidth communication. To this end, a new teleoperation method, namely 'digital twin-based tele-autonomy', which incorporates a digital replica of the world (i.e., digital twin) and local autonomy is proposed.The overall research objective of this project is to implement a new teleoperation method, namely digital twin-based bilateral tele-autonomy, and demonstrate its applicability for civil nuclear applications. By integration of simulation in the digital twin and local autonomous behaviours, the performance goal is to achieve dexterous teleoperation with high precision and efficiency by extracting more performance from simple and robust robotic equipment.
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