Cavendish Nuclear, working with OC Robotics and the wider Babcock International Group, is developing robotic technology to deliver safer, faster and more cost-effective decommissioning of one of the world’s most hazardous facilities. The company is merging its award-winning radiological mapping technology with state-of-the-art virtual reality and robotics to create a new, remotely-operated platform capable of taking apart the soon-to-be-redundant reprocessing plants at Sellafield. The innovation in decommissioning technology is being backed by £1.5 million of R & D funding from Innovate UK, the UK’s innovation agency, including funding from the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy and the Nuclear Decommissioning Agency. The combination of radiation mapping and virtual reality simulation will allow operators to programme the sequence of robotic cutting in a way that synchronises with the site’s waste routes.
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