NEW underwater robots for the nuclear decommissioning industry are being developed by two Cumbrian businesses. Createc, which develops and applies technologies for nuclear decommissioning around the world, has won a contract to develop technology for underwater nuclear decommissioning. Createc, based in Cockermouth, has previously demonstrated how off-the-shelf collaborative robots – cobots – can be used for dexterity and operating safely in complex environments and for hazardous remote operations, including dry nuclear decommissioning operations. Now Createc, working in collaboration with partners, is developing the technology for underwater nuclear decommissioning. Createc is working on the project with Fortis Remote Technology, based in Broughton-in-Furness and Barrow, which specialises in the development of underwater tooling for both nuclear and offshore sectors.
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