[robotics-worldwide] IROS2013 WS on Robotics and Automation for Nuclear Facilities

Y. Nakamura nakamura at ynl.t.u-tokyo.ac.jp
Sat Aug 17 15:14:23 PDT 2013


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          CALL FOR CONTRIBUTION AND PARTICIPATION
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WORKSHOP ON ROBOTICS AND AUTOMATION FOR NUCLEAR FACILITIES
                    A FULL DAY WORKSHOP
     November 3, 2013, Tokyo Big Sight, Tokyo, Japan

 In cnjunction with IEEE/RSJ IROS2013 (November 3-8, 2013)
                http://www.iros2013.org
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The first workshop of TC on Robotics and Automation for
Nuclear Facilities     http://wp.me/P3Pqef


WORKSHOP:              http://wp.me/P3Pqef-1n
CALL-FOR-CONTRIBUTION: http://wp.me/p3Pqef-1J

Important dates:

September 22, 2013: Extended abstracts submission deadline
October 3, 2013:    Notification of acceptance
November 3, 2013:   Workshop

Topics:

(1) Update of Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant
(2) Robotics and technology for decommissioning
    - mobility and mechanisms
    - grasp and manipulation
    - multimodal measurements
    - mapping and geometric reasoning
    - planning and simulation
    - teleoperation and communication
(3) Social networking for engineers and experts

Motivation:

The objectives of this workshop is to bring together the
experts who work on the decommissioning of nuclear
facilities at TEPCO Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant,
and the researchers, engineers, and graduate students who
study in the relevant fields in robotics and intelligent
systems, share the update of decommission and discuss on
technology developments, cooperation in international
community, social ICT for emergency advising,
co-developments, and archiving. Decommissioning of TEPCO
Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant is reported to take
three or four decades. In order to decommission the
facility and process the nuclear fuel, debris, and
contaminant by minimizing the human exposure to the
radioactive environments, the mid-to-long-term research
and development are asked to the community of robotics and
automation technology. Not only for the decommissioning,
it is also asked whether the technology of our age can
make the nuclear power safe and affordable energy source
for the human society. The readiness of robotics and
automation technology would be an indispensable condition
when the question is answered in a positive way.

Who should attend:

Researchers, engineers, graduate students who study,
develop, and work in the fields of robotics and intelligent
systems and are interested in applications to nuclear
decommissioning.

How to contribute:

Send one or two-page abstract of your contribution to
"nakamura at ynl.t.u-tokyo.ac.jp" with [IROS2013 WS] in the
subject. Submissions must be in pdf, following the IEEE
conference style. The submitted abstracts are to be
carefully reviewed by the organizers.

Organizers:

Yoshihiko Nakamura, University of Tokyo
William Hamel, University of Tennessee, Knoxville
Raja Chatila, University Pierre and Marie Curie
Hajime Asama, University of Tokyo


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