Sellafield - Remote Handling
Sellafield requires a dextrous remote handling capability to conduct safe, cost efficient exploration and characterisation of nuclear facilities.
The Sellafield site contains a wide range of ponds, vaults and cells, often containing unquantified radiation risks, therefore manual entry is not appropriate.
The project demonstrated snake-arm robots in an unstructured, unknown environment performing visual inspection, remote handling, radiological inspection, sampling loose material and water-jetting.
More information on Sellafield and other nuclear applications, can be found in OC Robotics' Nuclear Case Studies.