Calling all robots – Sellafield challenges launched

Image of an AVEXIS robot

Robots are already in use at Sellafield. For example the Avexis (pictured) offers the ability to ‘see’ inside a waste silo via cameras attached to its body.

People from across Sellafield Ltd and the supply chain gathered at a robotics and innovation event in West Cumbria today to hear how the development and innovative use of technology is key to the clean-up of Sellafield.

Working alongside the Robotics and Artificial Intelligence for Nuclear hub, one of 4 robotics hubs in the UK, Sellafield Ltd is developing, testing and deploying new robotics systems fit for nuclear environments.

This investment is already making a difference at Sellafield, including robotic systems that are:

There are also plenty of opportunities for the supply chain to bring their innovations to Sellafield.

Three specific opportunities were launched at the robotics event:

  • Deployment techniques to allow remote working at height in high hazardous areas
  • Autonomous removal of Special Nuclear Material packages from a store to a transport container for export
  • Remote inspection of Special Nuclear Material packages

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