Mobile Robot Laboratory Research Projects

Low-Level Nuclear Waste Inspection

Principal Investigator

Dr. Ronald C. Arkin.

Graduate Research Assistant

Juan Carlos Santamaría


Westinghouse - Savannah River Laboratories.


The goal of this project is to provide perceptual support for an inspection robot capable of monitoring drums containing low-level nuclear waste. Two subtasks are involved. The first studies the use of ultrasonic data for model-based drum localization and recognition. The second involves the use of laser stripe data for blister and dent recongition on the surface of drums.

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