ANSTO to develop robots for nuclear environments

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Australia’s Nuclear Science and Technology Organisation (ANSTO) is developing robotic and automated systems for the use in nuclear and other complex industry environments.

ANSTO will partner with the National Robotics & Automation Group (NRAG) a consortium of industrial automation, robotics and technology companies based in Southern Sydney.

It will provide innovative solutions for ANSTO that could have global market appeal within the nuclear industry.

Solutions developed as part of the partnership between ANSTO and NRAG will be deployed at ANSTO's nuclear facility in the region.

The partnership combines extensive industry knowledge with ANSTO’s globally recognised nuclear science and technology expertise and significant research and engineering capabilities.

This will enable Australian industries to evolve from robotics and automotive capabilities.

Sky’s the limit

NRAG is part of the Southern Strength Agile Manufacturing Network, a not-for-profit organisation promoting the capabilities of the Manufacturing Sector and established jointly with ShireBiz.

It includes Australis Engineering, Britton Maritime, Chess Industries, Breseight Engineering, Jar-aerospace, University of Wollongong, and Yokogawa.

“This is an exciting new partnership that will bring together the expertise of some of Sydney’s leading industrial robotics and automotive technology companies,” said ANSTO’s Chief Engineer, Con Lyras.

“Shire Biz, Southern Strength and ANSTO will collaborate to develop new solutions and systems for use in a wide range of industry sectors, including the global nuclear industry.

“The sky really is the limit – this type of collaboration could also lead to advancements in systems for space exploration.” 

NRAG members have begun working with ANSTO to identify projects to assist in automating present and future facilities.



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