UK awards £3m nuclear energy robotics contracts

Britain’s Atomic Energy Authority has awarded robotics contracts worth a total of £3 million ($3.6 million U.S.) to Veolia Nuclear Solutions (UK) and Wälischmiller Engineering.

The two companies will supply robotic arms for use in research into fusion energy and nuclear decommissioning.

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This research project, called “LongOps,” was launched by the UK Atomic Energy Authority (UKAEA) in January as a collaboration with Japan.

It is intended to support the delivery of faster and safer decommissioning at the TEPCO’s Fukushima Dai-ichi site in Japan and at the Sellafield nuclear site in England.

Veolia Nuclear Solutions (UK) and Wälischmiller Engineering GmbH will each provide a twin-arm haptic manipulator — a form of kinaesthetic communications technology, complete with electrical and control systems.

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