An intelligent inspection and survey robot

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Large quantities of mixed and low-level radioactive waste contained in 55-, 85-, and 110-gallon steel drums are stored at Department of Energy (DOE) warehouses located throughout the United States. The steel drums are placed on pallets and stacked on top of one another, forming a column of drums ranging in heights of one to four drums and up to 16 feet high. The columns of drums are aligned in rows forming an aisle approximately three feet wide between the rows of drums. Tens of thousands of drums are stored in these warehouses throughout the DOE complex. ARIES (Autonomous Robotic Inspection ... continued below

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Byrd, J.S. December 1, 1995.

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Large quantities of mixed and low-level radioactive waste contained in 55-, 85-, and 110-gallon steel drums are stored at Department of Energy (DOE) warehouses located throughout the United States. The steel drums are placed on pallets and stacked on top of one another, forming a column of drums ranging in heights of one to four drums and up to 16 feet high. The columns of drums are aligned in rows forming an aisle approximately three feet wide between the rows of drums. Tens of thousands of drums are stored in these warehouses throughout the DOE complex. ARIES (Autonomous Robotic Inspection Experimental System), is under development for the DOE to survey and inspect these drums. The robot will navigate through the aisles and perform an inspection operation, typically performed by a human operator, making decisions about the condition of the drums and maintaining a database of pertinent information about each drum.

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INIS; OSTI as DE96003435

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  • Environmental technology development through industry partnership, Morgantown, WV (United States), 3-5 Oct 1995

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  • Other: DE96003435
  • Report No.: DOE/MC/29115--96/CO562
  • Report No.: CONF-9510108--23
  • Grant Number: AC21-92MC29115
  • Office of Scientific & Technical Information Report Number: 162146
  • Archival Resource Key: ark:/67531/metadc624448

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Byrd, J.S. An intelligent inspection and survey robot, article, December 1, 1995; United States. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc624448/: accessed August 19, 2018), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Government Documents Department.