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Special Issue "Advanced Sensors and Robotics for Radiological Environments"

A special issue of Sensors (ISSN 1424-8220). This special issue belongs to the section "Sensors and Robotics".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 28 February 2022.

Special Issue Editors

Dr. Stephen Monk
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Guest Editor
Department of Engineering, Lancaster University, Lancaster LA1 4YW, UK
Interests: radiological instrumentation; robotics in nuclear decommissioning environments
Dr. David Cheneler
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Guest Editor
Department of Engineering, Lancaster University, Lancaster LA1 4YW, UK
Interests: sensors; nuclear instrumentation; sub-aquatic robotics
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Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

There is a constant demand for new and novel techniques to undertake operations within radiologically active environments due to considerations such as unstructured surroundings and lack of permitted human access. Such environments exist at locations such as Sellafield and the Fukushima Daiichi NPP, where operations such as inspection, maintenance, and repair may only be possible using a combination of robotic actuation and advanced sensing techniques. However, related research may also be in demand for use within other less commonly considered locations, such as hospitals (where radiological examinations can occur using radioisotopes such as Tc99m), and at research facilities, such as the ITER fusion reactor due to create its first plasma in 2025, where maintenance robots will be required to repair the tokamak periodically, for example. Here, we invite submissions related to the development of robotics and sensors designed to be utilized within any radiological environment, with an emphasis on practical implementation.

Dr. Stephen Monk
Dr. David Cheneler
Guest Editors

Manuscript Submission Information

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  • robot vision
  • autonomy
  • control
  • in situ operations
  • soft robotics
  • robot–human interaction
  • data fusion
  • robotic navigation
  • advanced sensing and haptics
  • radiation-hardened sensors and robotics

Published Papers

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