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Bristol researchers venture to the Chernobyl red forest

A multidisciplinary group of researchers from the University of Bristol, as part of the National Centre for Nuclear Robotics (NCNR), recently travelled to Chernobyl exclusion zone, 33 years after the nuclear accident at the power plant in Ukraine. The team carried out a series of radiation mapping surveys using unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) including the […]

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IMechE: Robotics for Hazardous Environments

Robotic use in hazardous environments can help reduce risk to human operators and engineering equipment. The Robotics for Hazardous Environments seminar will explore the cutting-edge of robotic developments for harsh and hazardous working environments, and how engineering challenges can be addressed.

Gain insight into designing for locomotion, innovations in graspingsensing and manipulating objects, and the role of AI and autonomy in a robotic future. Learn make the most of developments in robotics for hazardous environments, including spacenuclearoffshoreconstructionaviationoil and gas industries.

Meet and discuss the growth of the UK robotics industry and the impact on end users, operators, maintenance engineers, robotics specialists, designers and manufacturers. Join our dedicated exhibition space shared with robotics experts from our co-located Robotics and Automation in Manufacturing seminar.

Key speakers include:

  • Lucy Martin, Head of Robotics, Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC)
  • Abbie Hutty, Platform Delivery Manager, Airbus Defence and Space
  • Rustam Stolkin, Director, National Centre for Nuclear Robotics
  • James Kell, Technologist - In-Situ Repair, Rolls-Royce
  • Darren Potter, Capability Leader, Plant Intervention and Modelling – Nuclear Operations, National Nuclear Laboratory

For all further information and booking see http://events.imeche.org/ViewEvent?code=CMP6751

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Lava from the Stromboli volcano flows into the sea, on August 9, 2014. Stromboli, one of Europe's most active volcanoes, is part of the seven-island Eolian Archipelago just off Sicily in southern Italy. AFP PHOTO/GIOVANNI ISOLINO        (Photo credit should read GIOVANNI ISOLINO/AFP/Getty Images)

‘Dragon eggs’ hatched to monitor volcanic activity

The University of Bristol is pioneering the monitoring of volcanic activity by developing a cutting-edge early warning system that is able to withstand the harsh conditions around the heart of an active volcano. Such extreme, hazardous and unpredictable environments present a very difficult challenge to reliably record volcanic behaviour for analytical models. For some volcanoes […]

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New Project on Review of Nuclear Robotics Systems

The University of Bristol (UoB), in partnership with Thales UK and the University of the West of England (UWE), has been awarded funding for a project on “Approaches to Safety Critical Certification for RAI Systems”. This project has been funded by the National Centre for Nuclear Robotics (NCNR) – one of the two UK nuclear robotics […]

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National Centre for Nuclear Robotics Launch Workshop

The National Centre for Nuclear Robotics held its first collaboration workshop event at the University of Birmingham on Wednesday 17th January. The lead partner of the National Centre for Nuclear Robotics (NCNR), the University of Birmingham, hosted academic, industry and professional partners in a workshop to mark the launch of the Centre. The NCNR is a major Engineering […]

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