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This report describes the design, development and manufacturing of a remotely-operated power laser cutting tool, adapted to nuclear installations dismantling. The technological choices adopted for the conception of the laser robot ROLD are presented, as well as the coupling to a power laser in a real but not radioactive environment. A series of tests on sample cutting performances are presented. A complementary working programme was intended to develop an automatic cutting trajectory teaching system. A three dimensional laser camera, assisted by a proximity sensor using optical triangulation, would create a picture of the cutting scene which would have been used for the trajectory calculation. The trials have not yet been successful, but the results are presented in this report.

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Authors: GEFFROY J ET AL., CEA, CEN Fontenay-aux-Roses (FR)
Bibliographic Reference: EUR 14497 FR (1993) 116 pp., FS, ECU 13.50
Availability: (2)
ISBN: ISBN 92-826-5143-6
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