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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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FIU-ARC hosts workshop to review robotic technologies being developed at FIU

FIU-ARC hosts workshop to review robotic technologies being developed at FIU

Miami, February 14, 2024 FIU’s Applied Research Center is hosting a two-day technical meeting with representatives from DOE contractor (Washington River Protection Solutions) and Savannah River National lab. The objective of the workshop is to review robotic technologies being developed at FIU in support of DOE Tank Farm at the Hanford site in Richland, WA. In addition, other robotic research projects being conducted as part of DOE EM’s Minority Serving…

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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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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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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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FIU-ARC Technology Development Collaboration Meeting

FIU-ARC Technology Development Collaboration Meeting

Florida International University is hosting a Technology Showcase at Florida International University’s Applied Research Center. The purpose of the meeting is to review the current R&D efforts being conducted at FIU-ARC in support of U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Office of Environmental Management and the Office of Legacy Management. Participants include stakeholders from across the DOE Complex including Washington River Protection Solutions (WRPS), Central Plateau Engineering, Savannah River National Laboratory,…

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Dr. Aparna Aravelli presented her research on structural health monitoring at the University of Texas Arlington Research Institute (UTARI)

Dr. Aparna Aravelli presented her research on structural health monitoring at the University of Texas Arlington Research Institute (UTARI)

Dr. Aravelli is a Research Specialist and an adjunct faculty at Florida International University (FIU). Her research and industrial experience span multidisciplinary areas of engineering that include sensors, robotics, building energy systems modeling, engine emissions, optimization, and structural health monitoring. She recently presented her research on Structural Health Monitoring in Nuclear Waste Transfer System using Acoustic Sensing and Machine Learning at the University of Texas Arlington Research Institute (UTARI). The…

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