Ladislav VARGOVCIK, ZTS VVU KOSICE a.s., Slovakia
Operations in harsh environment represent a typical application of robots protecting human health and life from danger.
But cases like Fukushima, terrorist attacks on chemical plants or space applications are showing that abilities of present-day robots are still significantly limited. That is why sharing of experience and information about successful solutions is significantly important.
Under “harsh environment” is understood environment with radioactivity, chemicals, dust, mud, extreme temperatures, explosive gasses, etc.
There are two kinds of results expected in this session:
• information about successful technologies for harsh environmental robotics
• definition of technological gaps as topics for H2020 research
Both of them also as an input for MAR.
Agenda of the workshop
08.30 – 08.35 : Introduction by the moderators
08.35 – 09.30 : Presentations
• Operation in confined and hazardous environments with snake-arm robots, Andrew Graham, OC Robotics
• Robots for Harsh Environment – special features and lessons learned, Joel Vanden Bosch, Cybernetix, CEA
• MiRoR – A Miniaturised robotic machining system for in-situ maintenance interventions in harsh industrial installations, Dragos Axinte, University of Nottingham
• Robotic solutions for harsh environment in nuclear power plants, Ladislav Vargovcik, ZTS VVU KOSICE
09.30 – 09.50 : Round Table Discussion
09.50 – 10.00 : Conclusions for the roadmapping process under SPARC/Horizon 2020