Workshop at IEEE/RSJ IROS2013

Workshop on Robotics and Automation in Nuclear Facilities
A Full Day Workshop on November 3, 2013


In conjunction with:
IEEE/RSJ International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems
November 3-8, 2013, Tokyo Big Sight, Japan


Organized by:
TC on Robotics and Automation in Nuclear Facilities
Co-Chairs: Yoshihiko Nakamura, William Hamel, Raja Chatila, Hajime Asama


This is the first workshop formally organized by RAS Technical Committee on Robotics and Automation for Nuclear Facilities. The objectives of this workshop is to bring together the experts who work on the decommissioning of nuclear facilities at TEPCO Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant, and the researchers, engineers, and graduate students who study in the relevant fields in robotics and intelligent systems, share the update of decommission and discuss on technology developments, cooperation in international community, social ICT for emergency advising, co-developments, and archiving. Decommissioning of TEPCO Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant is reported to take three or four decades. In order to decommission the facility and process the nuclear fuel, debris, and contaminant by minimizing the human exposure to the radioactive environments, the mid-to-long-term research and development are asked to the community of robotics and automation technology. Not only for the decommissioning, it is also asked whether the technology of our age can make the nuclear power safe and affordable energy source for the human society. The readiness of robotics and automation technology would be an indispensable condition when the question is answered in a positive way.

Who should attend:

Researchers, engineers, graduate students who study, develop, and work in the fields of robotics and intelligent systems and are interested in applications to nuclear decommissioning.

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