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Delivering change using robotics at Sellafield Ltd

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The Game Changers Innovation Programme, supported by Sellafield Ltd and the Robotics and Artificial Intelligence for Nuclear (RAIN) Hub, invite you to a challenge-led briefing event at Energus in Workington.

The event is free to attend and is part of an open call for innovation, with Sellafield Ltd presenting opportunities for the deployment of robotics and artificial intelligence.

This event will provide a platform for:

  • demonstrating the current use of robotics at Sellafield

  • inviting Sellafield’s workforce to help shape the future role of robotics in decommissioning

  • showcasing next-generation robotic developments

  • presenting the progress of the RAIN Hub

  • stimulating ideas, discussion and future innovation

The event will be used to highlight three specific challenges in which robotics and artificial intelligence are likely to form part or all of the solution. Funding and technical support will be available for innovative ideas that can demonstrate the potential to meet Sellafield’s robotic needs.

About the challenges

1. Deployment techniques to allow remote working at height in high hazardous areas

2. Autonomous removal of plutonium cans from a can store to a transport container for export

3. Remote inspection of plutonium cans

Following the event, physical non-active demonstrators will be created at the Robotics for Extreme Environments Laboratory to mimic the environment in which robots will need to be deployed for these three challenges. Successful applicants will be invited in early 2020 to demonstrate their robots. The solutions that demonstrate the greatest potential will be progressed through the Game Changers process with funding available to further develop their technology. Advice and support from RAIN researchers will be available if required.

Additional information about the challenges will be available on the Game Changers website.

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