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Husky Ground Robot Modified for Nuclear Environments

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Robots exploring areas not safe for humans is nothing new. The Ori (Oxford Robotics Institute) recently trialed a remote operation of a Clearpath Husky ground robot in the JET Torus Hall. The robot can enter the nuclear environment, scan for radiation and return to base when done.

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This base was modified with batteries for extended mission and an omnidirectional sodium-iodide radiation detector. The base was covered in plastic wrapping to protect it from tritium gas and beryllium dust. It also has a pan-tilt unit that carries a “cerium-bromide detector with 3.8kg collimator to directionally detect radiation.”

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