robotics

Wall Climber

Wall Climber

Technology Description Wall Climber – A robotic vehicle that is able to climb a vertical flat surface for the purposes of monitoring and inspection. Capable of climbing a vertical flat surface. Low-cost design, ease of operation. Remote controlled, various sensor integrations. Program Contact: Dr. Leonel Lagos 10555 West Flagler St, Suite 2100 Miami, FL 33174 (305) 378-1810 lagosl@fiu.edu Technical Contact: Dr. William Tan 10555 West Flagler St, Suite 2100 Miami,…

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Technology Development and Instrumentation Evaluation: Development of Inspection Tools for DST Primary Tanks

Technology Development and Instrumentation Evaluation: Development of Inspection Tools for DST Primary Tanks

FIU’s Applied Research Center (ARC) is supporting the U.S. Department of Energy’s Hanford Site by developing robotic technologies for the evaluation of Tank 241-AY-102 and other similar tanks.  Tank waste has recently been discovered in the annulus of AY-102. Inspection tools are needed to isolate and pinpoint the source of the material entering the annulus. These tools will need to provide video feedback so that an assessment can be made…

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Mini Rover Inspection Tool

Mini Rover Inspection Tool

Technology Description Miniature inspection rover for the inspection of the refractories of the double-shell tank at Hanford site. Miniature robotic system that equipped with a camera for visual feedback, and navigate semi-autonomously for the refractory’s visual inspections. Low cost, easily swappable and disposable. Integration of inspection sensors for measuring temperature, humidity and radiation level along the refractory channels. Program Contact: Dr. Leonel Lagos 10555 West Flagler St, Suite 2100 Miami,…

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Learn To Dream: High schoolers experience college classes

Learn To Dream: High schoolers experience college classes

ARC’s robotics lab is featured in this WSVN-7 Miami Prep – STEM piece showcasing the robotics/remote system technologies being developed under the DOE EM – FIU Cooperative Agreement. Big congratulations to College of Eng and ARC colleagues. This was a wonderful collaboration. Read full story

1 year ago...

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