The selective equipment removal system dual arm work module

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The Selective Equipment Removal System (SERS) was previously developed under the Department of Energy`s Robotics Technology Development Program to demonstrate and evaluate mobile telerobotic concepts for performing selective dismantlement using the reconfigurable dual-arm work module (DAWM). DAWM was designed for overhead transporter, crane hook, and mobile vehicle deployment. The DAWM configuration provided two 6-degree-of-freedom (D.O.F.) hydraulic manipulators with a maximum capacity of 240 lbs in the elbows-up configuration and five additional D.O.F. supplying torso rotate for the entire positioning package, linear extension of each arm base, and base rotate for each arm (which added a seventh D.O.F. to the manipulator ... continued below

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Noakes, M.W.; Haley, D.C. & Willis, W.D. December 31, 1997.

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The Selective Equipment Removal System (SERS) was previously developed under the Department of Energy`s Robotics Technology Development Program to demonstrate and evaluate mobile telerobotic concepts for performing selective dismantlement using the reconfigurable dual-arm work module (DAWM). DAWM was designed for overhead transporter, crane hook, and mobile vehicle deployment. The DAWM configuration provided two 6-degree-of-freedom (D.O.F.) hydraulic manipulators with a maximum capacity of 240 lbs in the elbows-up configuration and five additional D.O.F. supplying torso rotate for the entire positioning package, linear extension of each arm base, and base rotate for each arm (which added a seventh D.O.F. to the manipulator for elbows-up, elbows-out, and elbows-down operation). Hydraulic manipulators were selected to provide the payload capacity required for anticipated tooling and material handling needs that would be typical of heavy dismantlement tasks. The original design of the dual arm manipulation system was driven by the desire to provide maximum system versatility in the study of deployment options and orientation relative to specific task performance. In FY 1996, the program was directed to provide remote systems support for the dismantlement of the CP5 reactor at Argonne National Lab (ANL) beginning in FY 1997. A study of the tasks involved and the available deployment options led to a rework of the DAWM designated the dual arm work platform (DAWP), which was specifically designed around crane hook deployment, reduced the base D.O.F.`s to four instead of five, and made use of the existing DAWM control system. This paper describes the evolution of the DAWM into the DAWP and the design philosophy involved.

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  • 7. American Nuclear Society topical meeting on robotics and remote systems, Augusta, GA (United States), 27 Apr - 1 May 1997

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  • Other: DE98001943
  • Report No.: ORNL/CP--95431
  • Report No.: CONF-970464--
  • Grant Number: AC05-96OR22464
  • Office of Scientific & Technical Information Report Number: 565331
  • Archival Resource Key: ark:/67531/metadc698125

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Noakes, M.W.; Haley, D.C. & Willis, W.D. The selective equipment removal system dual arm work module, article, December 31, 1997; Tennessee. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc698125/: accessed October 23, 2018), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Government Documents Department.