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  • Innovative nuclear site monitoring and inspection technologies showcased at demo day

    26 June 2023

    The UK’s Nuclear Decommissioning Authority (NDA) and the Defence and Security Accelerator (DASA) hosted a demo day to showcase the progress of 10 projects funded through the Remote Monitoring of Sensitive Sites competition....

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  • Researchers use autonomous technologies to make mines safer

    05 June 2023

    How do you use drones and robots to make underground mining less risky for workers? Virginia Tech researcher Richard Bishop and his West Virginia University collaborators are working to answer this question. A recent two-year, $569,149 (£458,000) grant will allow the team to study ways to use autonomous drones to predict and prevent roof collapses underground....

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  • Crewless maintenance vessels to support offshore wind farm repairs

    01 June 2023

    Electric remotely operated vehicles (eROVs) that perform maintenance and repair tasks on offshore wind turbines are being developed by the National Robotarium in partnership with Geo-data specialist Fugro. Deployed from Fugro’s uncrewed surface vessels (USVs), the companies are working closely together to explore how the offshore energy sector can benefit from advancing this autonomous technology....

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  • International robotics community called upon to help develop fusion energy

    27 April 2023

    The United Kingdom Atomic Energy Authority (UKAEA) is calling upon the international robotics community to help make fusion energy part of the world’s future energy supply in a bid to combat climate change and build towards a net zero society....

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  • Innovative use of robots and unmanned aerial vehicles at Sellafield

    24 March 2023

    The Office for Nuclear Regulation (ONR) is working with Sellafield Ltd on the deployment of robots and unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) on the Cumbrian site. It is part of the licensee’s drive to accelerate hazard risk reduction through new and innovative approaches within the industry, which ONR supports....

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The Hazardex Awards 06 February 2023

The Hazardex Awards programme has long been a benchmark for those supplying products, services and systems within hazardous areas. The awards offer Hazardex readers the ability to play their part in raising awareness and standards across the sector by nominating a company, product or service, entering their vote, and encouraging colleagues to do likewise....

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The February 2023 issue of Hazardex is now available! 03 February 2023

The February 2023 issue of Hazardex is now available to read online! The issue includes features on Security, Risk Assessment, and Asset Management, as well as PPTEx Supplement #19 with articles on Tracking and Assisted Reality. Read it now!...

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Robots will be the oil and gas industry’s growth engine, new report says 03 January 2023

Advances in modular and customizable robots is expected to result in growing deployment of robotics in the oil and gas industry, says data and analytics company GlobalData. Automation enables extensive inspection and maintenance tasks to be conducted while feeding back data to help limit operational costs and improve efficiency which is leading to the volume of robotics use cases in oil & gas growing rapidly....

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The November 2022 issue of Hazardex is now available! 01 November 2022

The November 2022 issue of Hazardex is now available to read online! The issue includes features on Downstream, Hazard Assessment, Cybersecurity, as well as PPTEx Supplement #18 with articles on Smart Safety and Hydrogen. Read it now!...

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Robotic superhero meets identical twin in fusion energy machine 03 August 2022

A highly dextrous, Jenga-playing robot with a human touch used to maintain a fusion energy machine has met its identical superhero twin for the first time. Both known as MASCOT, the identical manipulators are being put through their paces in a series of practice ‘rescue missions’ where each saves its stranded sibling to limit potential disruption to world-leading fusion energy research at the UK Atomic Energy Authority (UKAEA)....

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