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Reference Number InnUK/131777/01
Title Development of a Robotic Spider for Remote Characterisation and Retreivals
Status Completed
Energy Categories NUCLEAR FISSION and FUSION(Nuclear Fission, Other nuclear fission) 100%;
Research Types Applied Research and Development 50%;
Final stage Development and Demonstration 50%;
Science and Technology Fields ENGINEERING AND TECHNOLOGY (Electrical and Electronic Engineering) 50%;
ENGINEERING AND TECHNOLOGY (Mechanical, Aeronautical and Manufacturing Engineering) 50%;
UKERC Cross Cutting Characterisation Not Cross-cutting 100%
Principal Investigator Project Contact
No email address given
Forth Engineering (Cumbria) Limited
Award Type Feasibility Study
Funding Source Innovate-UK
Start Date 01 July 2015
End Date 30 June 2016
Duration 12 months
Total Grant Value £123,744
Industrial Sectors
Region North West
Programme Competition Call: 1403_FS_ENE_GEN_DCNS - Developing the civil nuclear supply chain FS. Activity Developing the civil nuclear supply chain
 
Investigators Principal Investigator Project Contact , Forth Engineering (Cumbria) Limited (63.635%)
  Other Investigator Project Contact , University of Manchester (36.365%)
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Objectives
Abstract This project aims to develop a remote mobile cutting and retrieval platform for the decommissioning of legacy storage facilities based around a robotic spider. Access to the storage facilities is often limited, so a robot which can move around and retrieve the waste would speed up the process. It is envisaged that such a vehicle could be used in both dry and wet storage facilitiesThis project aims to develop a remote mobile cutting and retrieval platform for the decommissioning of legacy storage facilities based around a robotic spider. Access to the storage facilities is often limited, so a robot which can move around and retrieve the waste would speed up the process. It is envisaged that such a vehicle could be used in both dry and wet storage facilities
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