The Nuclear Waste Services Research Support Office (RSO) research in progress seminar series aims to facilitate knowledge exchange between NWS, academics and research organisations on research topics important to geological disposal. Please do feel free to bring your lunch to these informal sessions.
The next session on Thursday 26th May will be focussed on the latest research underway relating to automation and autonomous research applied to high-value and safety critical manufacturing programmes encompassing two important research themes; advanced handling systems used within the nuclear fusion sector, and those key trends in robotic adoption within the construction and agriculture sectors.
We will be joined by speakers from the ‘Remote Applications in Challenging Environments team’ (RACE) sharing the development of handling systems used for the European Spallation Source (ESS), and the ‘High-Value Manufacturing Catapult’ highlighting the challenges faced and being learned from other related manufacturing sectors. Both presentations will provide a valuable insight into how the GDF could exploit such developments in shaping key areas within our advanced manufacturing research theme.
These sessions will be held on Teams. Register to receive joining instructions.
Chairs: Steve Jones (RSO Advanced Manufacturing Theme Lead) and Richard Hardy (NWS Subject Matter Expert)
13:00 Introduction from Chairs
13:05 Mike Wilson - Chief Automation Officer, High Value Manufacturing Catapult
13:35 Short break
13:40 James Davies - UK Atomic Energy Authority (UKAEA) RACE facility
Mike Wilson M.Sc B.Sc
Mike Wilson has 40 years of experience in the application of automation to manufacturing across a broad range of industry sectors and is widely recognised as one of the leading authorities on the application of industrial robot systems in the UK.
Mike is Chief Automation Officer at the Manufacturing Technology Centre, leading the drive to increase the adoption of automation in UK manufacturing. He is also past Chairman of the British Automation and Robot Association, a Director of the Manufacturing Technologies Association and has previously been Chairman of the International Federation of Robotics. His book “Implementation of Robot Systems” was published in 2014.
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