Robotic Systems for Decontamination in Hazardous Environments Phase II (ROBDEKON II)
- Project Group:
Federal Ministry of Education and Research as part of the programme "Research for Civil Security"
Within the framework of ROBDEKON II, the approaches and technical solutions researched in Phase I will be further developed for automated decontamination in hazardous environments.
An important goal of the second funding phase is the long-term establishment of the competence centre. It is to be permanently positioned as a central point of contact for all technological questions and developments. An important aspect of this is not only the development of defined use cases, but also the transfer and testing of the demonstrators in practice. In order to achieve an industry-wide application at the end of ROBDEKON II, the focus of the research is on the generalisation of the developed solutions.
Accordingly, the process chain "room survey - preliminary investigation - decontamination - clearance measurement - barrel transport" developed in phase I is being further automated and expanded at the KIT-TMB. In order to achieve a complete, automated decontamination process of nuclear facilities, the degree of automation of the technical solutions will be increased on the one hand, and on the other hand the application will be extended from individual wall areas in nuclear facilities to complex rooms and buildings. The aim of the research is to develop universal, robot-based solutions for a complete, automated decontamination process that can be flexibly adapted to changing environmental conditions. Especially for the closed decontamination chain, the KIT-TMB focuses on the development of robust solutions and the elaboration and implementation of safety requirements for handling robots.