IEEE-RSJ IROS2013, November 3rd, 2013
Full-Day Workshop on

Robotics and Automation in Nuclear Facilities



Yoshihiko Nakamura, University of Tokyo, Japan

Position Talks


William R. Hamel, University of Tennessee, Knoxville, USA

  The Roles of Robotic and Remote Systems in the Landscape of Nuclear Power Reactors

Hajime Asama, University of Tokyo, Japan

Utilization of Robot & Remote-Controlled Machine Technology for Accident Response and Decommission of the Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant

Hajimu Yamana, IRID and Kyoto University, Japan

  Missions of the International Research Institute for Nuclear Decommissioning

Session 1


Takeo Omichi, Meijo University, Japan

From RSJ Report on Nuclear Robots: Lessons from History of Nuclear Robots of Japan

Yasuyoshi Yokokohji, Kobe University, Japan

What can we learn from robots used for nuclear accidents in the past?

Howie Choset, Carnegie Mellon University, USA

  Progress of the Snake Robots in Nuclear Power Plants and Other Tight Spaces

Oussama Khatib, Stanford University, USA

Humanoids for Challenging and Dangerous Environments

Rüdiger Dillmann, Karlsruhe Institute of Technology, Germany

Experience and Research in Nuclear Robotics and Teleoperation at KIT

Paolo Fiorini, University of Verona, Italy

Software Design and Training Requirements for Safety Critical Systems

Weizhong Guo、Shanghai Jiao Tang University, China

6-Legged Parallel Robots with Both Walking and Manipulating Functions for Disaster Rescue of Nuclear Power Plants

Lunch Break

Session 2 (Poster)

14:00-15:30 P1

Yutaka Kometani, Hitachi-GE Nuclear Energy, Ltd., Japan

The Robot for Nuclear Accident Restoration “ASTACO-SoRa”
14:00-15:30 P2

Ryutaro Morisono, Mitsubishi Electric TOKKI Systems Corp., Japan

Development of  Investigation Robot “FRIGO-MA” for Reactor Buildings in Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Station
14:00-15:30 P3

Shingo Tsukui, Takuma Akazawa, TOPY INDUSTRIES, LIMITED, Japan

Development of Survey Runner
14:00-15:30 P4

Takuya Uehara, Yasuhiro Yuguchi, Toshiba Corporation, Japan

Quadruped Walking Robot for Nuclear Facilities
14:00-15:30 P5

Hitoshi Sakai, Toshiba Corporation, Japan

Jun Fujita, Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, Japan

Development of Remote Decontamination Technology
14:00-15:30 P6

Joerg Mueller, University of Southern California, USA

Effective Fault Tolerance for Robust Robotics under Radiation Exposure
14:00-15:30 P7

Rustam Stolkin, University of Birmingham, UK

Nuclear decommissioning projects with robotic manipulation and vision technologies at University of Birmingham, UK
14:00-15:30 P8

Kenichi Takizawa, National Institute of Information and Communications Technology, Japan

Telemetry System deployable into Nuclear Power Plants by 429-MHz Radio Communications
14:00-15:30 P9

Hiroshi Kaminaga, University of Tokyo, Japan

Modular Hydraulic Actuator for Heavy-Duty Applications

Session 3


Yoshiyuki Sankai, Tsukuba University, Japan

(tentative) Exoskeleton System for Protecting Human Workers in Radioactive Environments

Satoshi Kagami, AIST, DHRC, Japan

Tele-Operation and Autonomous Navigation Coupling System in Vehicle

Satoshi Tadokoro, Tohoku University, Japan

Priority Issues of Robotics for Decommissioning of Fukushima-Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant

Philippe Garrec, CEA LIST, France

Nuclear telerobotics and robotics at CEA : historical milestones, industrial applications and perspectives



Raja Chatila, CNRS and Université Pierre et Marie Curie, France


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