This event will demonstrate the current use of robotics at Sellafield, invite Sellafield’s workforce to help shape the future role of robotics in decommissioning, showcase next-generation robotic developments, present the progress of the RAIN Hub, stimulate ideas, discussion and future innovation. The event will also be used to highlight specific challenges for which robotic solutions are currently being sought by Sellafield through the Game Changers programme. Funding and technical support will be available for innovative ideas which can demonstrate the potential to meet Sellafield’s robotic needs.
The event will be used to launch Sellafield’s robotic call for innovation, which will involve three specific challenges:
- Deployment techniques to allow remote working at height in high hazardous areas,
- Autonomous removal of Special Nuclear Material (SNM) packages from a store to a transport container for export,
- Remote inspection of SNM packages.