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AI Robotics Workshop, April 22-24, 2024

AI Robotics Workshop, April 22-24, 2024

Florida International University (FIU) is hosting an AI Robotics Workshop on April 22 – 24, 2024. The Technology Innovation Hub: Applied Robotics and Artificial Intelligence for Nuclear Decommissioning Workshop aims to serve as a collaborative platform where industry leaders, academic heads, faculty, and students can engage in insightful discussions to better understand the Robotics/AI landscape. Register Now

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Dr. Awwad recognized at the FIU Inventors Reception for new concrete technology patent

Dr. Awwad recognized at the FIU Inventors Reception for new concrete technology patent

ARC is pleased to announce that Dr. Amer Awwad, Sr. Research Scientist, in collaboration with Dr. Atorod Azizinamini, Professor from FIU’s Civil and Environmental Engineering Department, and Director of Infrastructure Research and Innovation, have developed an innovative technology to quickly assess the durability of hardened concrete. The technology can quickly test concrete strength without the need to take a core sample of the concrete. A patent has been granted for…

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EM Worker Safety is Central to Wearable Robotics Team Efforts

EM Worker Safety is Central to Wearable Robotics Team Efforts

MIAMI – Over 30 members of a team exploring the use of wearable devices to improve worker safety recently gathered at Florida International University (FIU) to discuss efforts to develop, evaluate and deploy the technology at EM cleanup sites. FIU is among six organizations funded by EM to better understand the strains site workers face due to the physically challenging nature of their work, and to find solutions to reduce such impacts using…

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Congratulations to FIU PhD student Maria Karla Sotolongo for being selected to attend and present her DOE-EM research at the IAEA’s International Conference on Nuclear Decommissioning in Vienna, Austria

Congratulations to FIU PhD student Maria Karla Sotolongo for being selected to attend and present her DOE-EM research at the IAEA’s International Conference on Nuclear Decommissioning in Vienna, Austria

Congratulations to FIU PhD student Maria Karla Sotolongo for being selected as one of four top students from across the world to attend and present her DOE-EM research at the IAEA’s International Conference on Nuclear Decommissioning in Vienna, Austria. Her award was presented by IAEA’s Director General, Rafael Grossi and other VIPs, at today’s plenary session. GANAS !!!!

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FIU-ARC participates at 2nd Annual Cleanup Caucus Event Showcases Technology in Use at EM Sites

FIU-ARC participates at 2nd Annual Cleanup Caucus Event Showcases Technology in Use at EM Sites

Dr. Leonel Lagos (pictures bottom right) pointing to FIU robotics technologies to a cleanup caucus attendee. WASHINGTON, D.C. – EM Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary Jeff Avery attended the second annual House Nuclear Cleanup Caucus reception at the U.S. Capitol last week. Attendees heard from U.S. Rep. Susie Lee and U.S. Rep. Chuck Fleishmann, who are co-chairs of the caucus, as well as U.S. Rep. Bill Foster, among others. In his address to attendees,…

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FIU-ARC presented at this year’s House Nuclear Cleanup Caucus showcasing U.S. Department of Energy Office of Environmental Management Technology Development Program

FIU-ARC presented at this year’s House Nuclear Cleanup Caucus showcasing U.S. Department of Energy Office of Environmental Management Technology Development Program

It was an honor to participate, present at this year’s House Nuclear Cleanup Caucus showcasing U.S. Department of Energy Office of Environmental Management Technology Development Program. The special event was hosted by the Energy Facilities Contractors Group (EFCOG), Energy Technology and Environmental Business Association (ETEBA) and the Nuclear Energy Institute (NEI). The event counted with participation and remarks from Rep. Charles Fleischman (TN-03), Rep. Susie Lee (NV-03), and Rep. Bill…

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FIU-ARC Lateral Gamma Scanner featured at WRP FY2022 Accomplishments

FIU-ARC Lateral Gamma Scanner featured at WRP FY2022 Accomplishments

The FIU-ARC robotics team is proud to share the news its Lateral Gamma Scanner deployment was featured in the Washington River Protection Solutions (WRPS) FY2022 Accomplishments. Thanks to all involved in the DOE Fellow Josue Estrada‘s deployment at Hanford. Special thanks to the relentless contribution of Mackenson Telusma, Sebastian Story, and Jeff Natividad. Also, thanks to Gabriel, Abdiel, Shawn, and the newly hired Theo and David. We also thank Claudia and…

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Development of a Robotic Remote System with Plug‐and‐Play Interchangeable Components for Inspection and Repairs of DOE Facilities and Repositories

Development of a Robotic Remote System with Plug‐and‐Play Interchangeable Components for Inspection and Repairs of DOE Facilities and Repositories

Miami, Florida 05/13/2023 As part of the Minority Serving Institutions Partnership Program (MSIPP) project, FIU is leading the efforts on robotic system design for the surveillance, maintenance, and repairs of DOE facilities. The project is entitled “Development of a Robotic Remote System with Plug‐and‐Play Interchangeable Components for Inspection and Repairs of DOE Facilities and Repositories”, and includes participation from Florida International University, Argonne National Lab, Savannah River National Lab, DOE…

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Tech Talk – DOE’s ALTEMIS Project: Advanced Long Term Monitoring of Complex Groundwater Plumes – April 25, 2023 @ 2 pm

Tech Talk – DOE’s ALTEMIS Project: Advanced Long Term Monitoring of Complex Groundwater Plumes – April 25, 2023 @ 2 pm

Florida International University (FIU) is conducting a series of D&D Tech Talks focusing on several D&D topics relevant to the DOE EM Complex. On April 25, 2023, FIU will feature a Tech Talk from Hansell Gonzalez-Raymat a Senior Scientist at the Savannah River National Laboratory (SRNL). This talk focuses on the DOE-EM project that is funding a National Laboratory team from Savannah River National Laboratory (SRNL), Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory…

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