Robotics for Nuclear Material Handling at LANL:Capabilities and Needs Metadata

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Title

  • Main Title Robotics for Nuclear Material Handling at LANL:Capabilities and Needs

Creator

  • Author: Harden, Troy A
    Creator Type: Personal
    Creator Info: Los Alamos National Laboratory
  • Author: Lloyd, Jane A
    Creator Type: Personal
    Creator Info: Los Alamos National Laboratory
  • Author: Turner, Cameron J
    Creator Type: Personal
    Creator Info: CO SCHOOL OF MINES/PMT-4

Contributor

  • Sponsor: United States. Department of Energy.
    Contributor Type: Organization

Publisher

  • Name: Los Alamos National Laboratory
    Place of Publication: [New Mexico]
    Additional Info: LANL

Date

  • Creation: 2009-01-01

Language

  • English

Description

  • Content Description: Nuclear material processing operations present numerous challenges for effective automation. Confined spaces, hazardous materials and processes, particulate contamination, radiation sources, and corrosive chemical operations are but a few of the significant hazards. However, automated systems represent a significant safety advance when deployed in place of manual tasks performed by human workers. The replacement of manual operations with automated systems has been desirable for nearly 40 years, yet only recently are automated systems becoming increasingly common for nuclear materials handling applications. This paper reviews several automation systems which are deployed or about to be deployed at Los Alamos National Laboratory for nuclear material handling operations. Highlighted are the current social and technological challenges faced in deploying automated systems into hazardous material handling environments and the opportunities for future innovations.

Subject

  • Keyword: Particulates
  • Keyword: Hazards
  • Keyword: Processing
  • Keyword: Robots
  • Keyword: Lanl
  • Keyword: Materials Handling
  • STI Subject Categories: 42
  • Keyword: Automation
  • Keyword: Materials
  • Keyword: Radiation Sources
  • Keyword: Meetings
  • Keyword: Contamination
  • Keyword: Hazardous Materials
  • Keyword: Safety
  • Keyword: Personnel
  • Keyword: Reviews

Source

  • Conference: ASME IDETC/CIE Conference ; August 30, 2009 ; San Diego, CA

Collection

  • Name: Office of Scientific & Technical Information Technical Reports
    Code: OSTI

Institution

  • Name: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
    Code: UNTGD

Resource Type

  • Article

Format

  • Text

Identifier

  • Report No.: LA-UR-09-01157
  • Report No.: LA-UR-09-1157
  • Grant Number: AC52-06NA25396
  • Office of Scientific & Technical Information Report Number: 956554
  • Archival Resource Key: ark:/67531/metadc934538