Call for Participation: The Second Workshop at IROS2015

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Call for Participation

2nd Workshop on Robotics and Automation in Nuclear Facilities

October 2, 2015 – IROS 2015 Hamburg, Germany

Organizers: Bill Hamel, Yoshi Nakamura, Raja Chatila, Hajime Asama

 

We invite you to participate and/or to submit your contributions to the 2nd Workshop on Robotics and Automation in Nuclear Facilities to be held at IROS 2015 in Hamburg, Germany on October 2, 2015. This will be a full day workshop.


Invited Speakers – Preliminary List


Philipe Garrec, Commissariat à l’énergie atomique et aux énergies alternatives (CEA)
Shinji Kawatsuma, Japan Atomic Energy Agency
Rustan Stolkin, University of Birmingham
Claudio Semini, Istituto Italiano di Tecnologia (IIT)
Tetsuo Kotoku, International Research Institute for Nuclear Decommissioning (IRID), and AIST

Objectives


The general objective of this workshop is to provide a forum for exchange between researchers and users of robotics and automation technologies in nuclear facilities. The workshop will include presentations and discussions about the challenges of normal operations, plant decommissioning, and unexpected scenarios like the recent Fukushima Daiichi accident and recovery activities.


This full-day workshop will provide the opportunity for researchers and users to meet and discuss the recent results and emerging technology requirements. Specific objectives are to provide workshop participants with:

  1. Updates on key R&A technologies applicable to Nuclear Facilities from both academia and industry.
  2. Presentations and discussions regarding recent nuclear power plant decommissioning uses of, and results with, R&A from around the world.
  3. Presentations and discussions regarding the problems of long-term nuclear fuel storage and the roles of R&A technologies.
  4. Overview of the International Research Institute for Nuclear Decommissioning and other new R&D facilities in Japan.
  5. Updates on the utilization of R&A technologies at the Fukushima Daiichi site.

Topics of interest

  1. Robot mobility in harsh and unstructured environments
  2. Sensing and surveillance in all phases of nuclear operations
  3. Tooling centric manipulation
  4. Advanced master control and manipulation concepts
  5. Human machine interfaces for effective remote operations
  6. Advanced telerobotics, including supervisory control concepts, in harsh an unstructured environments
  7. Signal transmission with remote robotic systems in complex environments
  8. Power sources/transmission with remote robotic systems in complex environments
  9. Operational experiences with remote robotics systems

  10. This workshop is supported by IEEE RAS Technical Committee on Robotics and Automation in Nuclear Facilities.


    Prospective participants are asked to submit extended abstracts (maximum of two pages, optionally including photographs and/or short video clips). Accepted contributions will be presented at the workshop as either podium presentations or as posters. Submissions should be in IEEE two-column style and in pdf format to whamel@utk.edu (http://www.ieee.org/conferences_events/conferences/publishing/templates.html).


    Contact


    Professor William R. Hamel Mechanical, Aerospace, and Biomedical Engineering The University of Tennessee, Knoxville Knoxville, Tennessee, USA whamel@utk.edu 1-865-974-6588

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