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Radiological, Survey, and Inspection Robots

Radiological, Survey, and Inspection Robots

Summary

Robots are most valuable when they can effectively replace human involvement. We have developed robots and robotic solutions to detect radiation, provide surveillance and security, and inspect rocket engines. Outside of safety concerns, robots are able to survey terrain and objects quicker and more accurately than people. Our team of engineers are well educated and experienced with designing and developing robots with GPS, compasses, and various sensors; we can create the survey or inspection robot you need in a timely, cost effective manner.


Examples of Radiological, Survey, and Inspection Robots


X-Ray Robot Platform

This robot was built to carry an x-ray platform to inspect rocket engines while they were being tested.

  • Features:

  • Twin 7.5 HP 230V 3 phase gear motors
  • 2200lbs Aluminum chassis
  • 12 inch wide rubber tracks with steel reinforcement
  • 7' long x 4' wide x 35" tall
  • Made to carry ~1000lbs of x-ray equipment
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1 Metric Ton Tracked Robot
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Robot to Scan for Radioactive Material

This robot platform was used to scan over hillsides finding pieces of depleted uranium from explosives testing. Four Ludlum radiation detectors, a compass, encoders, and a GPS with wavepoint correction were integrated together to pinpoint the location of hot areas on the hillsides. We provided the custom computer control interface that the user drove the robot with. The program recorded the movements, positions and sensor reading, battery voltage, incline, etc.

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RemCAT - Trial 3
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Robots for a Power Generation Facility

We have sold numerous robotic solutions to power generation facilities for hazardous or remote inspection. The first set of robots below were built for a power generation facility to serve as inspection robots, but also worked well for security. With the arms they could open doors and move objects to get a better look or drag them to an appropriate place. They were controlled through an armored fiber optic cable.

We were then contacted by another power company to design and build a series of robots equipped with National Instrument's cRIO platform for research and development purposes. The idea was to use a simple prototyping environment such as LabVIEW to explore the use cases of robotics in power generation facilities. This made our SD6 product line a perfect fit. To increase the inspection capabilities and to better simulate the view-point of a person standing, a fixed and adjustable mast system was designed. The adjustable mast is powered by a 12-foot version of GeoSystem's Zippermast

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Robots for a Nuclear Facility

A nuclear facility ordered two custom robots for inspection and security. They wanted one to be able to remotely open doors and move objects while another smaller more nimble robot one could run around and be another set of eyes for the larger robot. Both were able to be controlled wirelessly. The smaller robot used 802.11n or could be controlled using a standard Ethernet cable. The larger robot was controlled with a COFDM radio. As another option, a fiber optic cable could be used when wireless communication was not an option.

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bots are most valuable when they can effectively replace human involvement. We can develop the survey or inspection robot you need in a timely, cost effective manner.
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