Russia to test robot for radioactive waste disposal in early 2020

Russia to test robot for radioactive waste disposal in early 2020
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  • calendar-gray 09 December 2019

A new anthropomorphic robot that will handle waste disposal in radioactive canyons will be tested in Russia in early 2020, said Android Technology Executive Director Evgeniy Dudorov on Monday, APA reports citing TASS.

"Now the robot is being manufactured. At the beginning of next year, testing will already take place," Dudorov said.

The robot will be suspended on a special boom; the machine will be connected to the network using wires. The anthropomorphic robot will be controlled with the help of a master suit, which in copy mode will transmit the movement to the android from the operator. This control plan was previously worked out by the Android Technology on the robot named Feodor, for which the operator used a virtual reality helmet to see through the eyes of the android. As Dudorov explained, in the future the robot will be able to work autonomously.

The robots will be used in radioactive canyons where garbage with low radiation has been accumulated, that is, in storage facilities where "paper, wood, test tubes from laboratories" were dumped, Dudorov said. With the robot's help, the waste will be sorted, processed and incinerated. The level of radiation at these dumps is quite low, and the effect of the radiation on the electronics is not expected.

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