Upcoming Meetings:

2018 ANS Winter Meeting and Nuclear Technology Expo

RRSD will host a few sessions in Robotics and Remote handling during the winter annual meeting. Please refer to the 2018 ANS Winter Meeting website for more details.

Upcoming ANS Meetings

 

2018 Meetings

2018 RRSD summer annual meeting minutes

 

2018 WMSYM – Robotics Focus

WM2018 will include presentations describing research, development and operational experiences over the complete spectrum of nuclear waste activities. These presentations are complemented by a large exhibition showcasing a wide variety of products and services related to the industry, the US DOE and other government agencies. The exhibition will also showcase the 2018 theme with a Robotics Pavilion showcasing an extensive display of the latest robotic technology from government and industry leaders with floor and table-top demonstrations.  

 

2017 Meetings with ANS RRSD Content

ISOFIC 2017

International Symposium on Future I&C for Nuclear Power Plants will be held on November 26-30, 2017 in Kyeongju, South Korea. Representatives from the ANS RRSD are expected to participate in joint technical sessions . During the conference, joint meeting will be held between the US-Korean RRSD representatives for potential future collaborations.

2017 Waste Managment Symposia

Robotics was  a focused topic of interest at the 2017 Waste Management Symposia (Phoenix, AZ, March 2017).  Robotics programs in support of Department of Energy missions were featured in a record number of presentations in technical sessions and exhibits during the WM symposia. Other featured sessions were related to Japan’s activities on cleanup and waste management at Fukushima. Also during the symposia, a joint meeting was held between the ANS RRSD and the IEEE Robotics and Automation community to discuss future collaboration. This meeting was organized by DOE-EM and Mitch Pryor and William Hamel.

2017 TechNeeds: Robots, Sensors & Humans

The inaugural TechNeeds seminar brought together robotic experts from federal agencies, national research laboratories, industry and academia to address the integration of robotic systems into hazardous work environments and how they can be used to assist and support the workforce to accomplish high priority/high risk tasks. Titled, “Robots, Sensors & Humans – Benefits & Challenges of the Implementation of Robotic Systems in Hazardous Environments,” the seminar was held at the Modesto A. Maidique campus of Florida International University (FIU) in Miami, FL, on May 3 and 4, 2017. ANS’ RRSD was represented by Mitch Pryor, Young Soo Park and Leonel Lagos.

(https://techneeds.eng.fiu.edu)

 

ROS-G / EXO-G WOrkshop

U.S. Department of Energy (DOE), Office of Environmental Management (EM) hosted two technical interchange meetings, namely ROS-G and Exo-G, to initiate cooperation among robotics community, industry and government department and agencies on the application of key emerging robotics technologies in the industrial and government sponsored activities. ANS’ RRSD was represented by Leonel Lagos, Philip Heermann, Mark Noakes, and Young Soo Park.

The ROS-G meeting was held on June 26-27, 2017, at the Argonne National Laboratory (ANL) D.C. Office in Washington D.C. The federal robotics community has been engaged in discussions on the concept of a “ROS-Government” (ROS-G) initiative. There was general agreement on the potential benefits of synergizing federal agency activities and leveraging projects on ROS-M (military), ROS-I (industrial), ROS-SE (security), ROS-AG (agriculture), ROS-DOE, and other ROS applications. Federal agencies recognized the value of ROS (robot operating system) middleware, particularly as attempts are made to standardize robotic platforms while still preserving ROS’ open architecture.

The EXO-G meeting was held on June 28-29, 2017, at Crystal Gateway Marriott, Arlington, VA. The purpose of this meeting was to engage the robotics community on industrial applications of human-wearable and human-attachable robotic devices to enable and proliferate use among the various occupational groups. This meeting was an ongoing collaboration among several other U.S. federal government executive departments and independent agencies including NIST, HIOSH, NSRDEC. Speakers from government agencies and industries have shared their development, and provided forums for open discussions and technology exchanges among the participants.

2017 IROS Forum on  ‘The Future of Robotics and Automation in

Nuclear Facilities and Environments’

The objective of this forum is to facilitate exchange between researchers, users, and decision makers of robotics and automation technologies in nuclear operations and facilities. As a cooperative effort between the ANS RRSD and the IEEE Robotics and Automation Society, it will include presentations and discussions about the challenges of remote operations, with particular interests in clean-up of legacy nuclear facilities in the world, and the recovery operations at the Fukushima Daiichi site.

This full-day forum offers opportunities for researchers and end-users to present results related to emerging technologies, deployments of robotic and remote systems, and developing a better understanding of the requirements for performing work in hazardous environments. Specific topics of interest are:

  • Updates on key R&A technologies applicable to Nuclear Facilities from both academia and industry.
  • Presentations and discussions regarding recent waste site clean-up uses of, and results with, R&A from around the world.
  • Presentations overviews of the challenges and requirements for completing work remotely in specific application spaces.
  • Technologies that enable robotic and autonomous systems to be successfully deployed and utilized by on-site personnel.
  • Presentations on existing, or emerging technologies, from other extreme environments relevant to the nuclear domain.

Vancouver will be a beautiful fall ventue and RRSD members should attend the forum.  See details about IROS 2017 at http://www.iros2017.org.

2017 ANS Winter Annual Meeting

    – DOE-EM Robotics Roadmap

During the 2017 ANS Winter Annual Meeting. Rodrigo Rimando, Director of Office of Technology Development, DOE-EM, announced the DOE-EM Robotics Roadmap. Also technical sessions  have been proposed on the robotics and remote systems topics.

ISOFIC 2017

International Symposium on Future I&C for Nuclear Power Plants will be held on November 26-30, 2017 in Kyeongju, South Korea. Representatives from the ANS RRSD are expected to participate in joint technical sessions . During the conference, joint meeting will be held between the US-Korean RRSD representatives for potential future collaborations.

2016

 D&RS 2016
July 31-August 3, 2016
Pittsburgh, PA

 ANS Annual Conference
June 12-16, 2016
New Orleans, LA

Meeting Minutes: 20160612 AnnualMeetingMinutes

 ANS Meetings Archive

June 2015
June 2014

Washington DC

ANS Meetings Archive

June 2013
June 2012