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Real time command control architecture for an ITER relevant inspection robot in operation on Tore Supra

Funded under: FP7-EURATOM

Abstract

In 2008, the Articulated Inspection Arm (AIA) performed its first deployment in Tore Supra tokamak vessel, under real vacuum and temperature conditions (10{-6} Pa and 120 degree Celsius) after a conditioning phase to avoid pollution of the chamber. This full demonstration is a turning point in the project, allowing a second phase to start toward the objective to make use of the Remote Handling Equipment as an inspection routine tool. This feasibility demonstration will also be performed on Tore Supra.
At this stage, the system requires enhancements of overall technologies and also developments of the Remote Handling control system. Lessons learned in the first phase of the project and experience collected for more than 20 years by Robotics Units of CEA-LIST teams on teleoperated systems enable to identify three main fields to explore to reach the objectives:
- Development of a reliable control based on a real time generic command control system.
- Development of a graphical supervisor for intuitive steering.
- Development of a generic flexible model for realistic computations of the robot localization in the environment.
This paper is dedicated to the description of the further developments that shall be done for routine Remote Handling operations. It presents the R&D project roadmap for the next years.

Additional information

Authors: KELLER D, CEA, LIST Service de Robotique Interactive, Fontenay aux Roses (FR);BONNEMASON J, CEA, LIST Service de Robotique Interactive, Fontenay aux Roses (FR);CHAMBAUD P, CEA, LIST Service de Robotique Interactive, Fontenay aux Roses (FR);FRICONNEAU JP, CEA, LIST Service de Robotique Interactive, Fontenay aux Roses (FR);ITCHAH M, CEA, LIST Service de Robotique Interactive, Fontenay aux Roses (FR);LAMY S, CEA, LIST Service de Robotique Interactive, Fontenay aux Roses (FR);MEASSON Y, CEA, LIST Service de Robotique Interactive, Fontenay aux Roses (FR);PERROT Y, CEA, LIST Service de Robotique Interactive, Fontenay aux Roses (FR);PONSORT D, CEA, LIST Service de Robotique Interactive, Fontenay aux Roses (FR);BAYETTI P, Département de Recherches sur la Fusion Contrôlée, Association Euratom-CEA sur la Fusion, CEA Cadarache, Saint-Paul-lez-Durance (FR);BRUNO V, Département de Recherches sur la Fusion Contrôlée, Association Euratom-CEA sur la Fusion, CEA Cadarache, Saint-Paul-lez-Durance (FR);GARGIULO L, Département de Recherches sur la Fusion Contrôlée, Association Euratom-CEA sur la Fusion, CEA Cadarache, Saint-Paul-lez-Durance (FR);LE R, Département de Recherches sur la Fusion Contrôlée, Association Euratom-CEA sur la Fusion, CEA Cadarache, Saint-Paul-lez-Durance (FR)
Bibliographic Reference: An article published in: Fusion Engineering and Design (2008), Article in Press, Corrected Proof
Availability: This article can be accessed online by subscribers, and can be ordered online by non-subscribers, at: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.fusengdes.2008.11.044
Record Number: 200910164 / Last updated on: 2009-01-23
Category: PUBLICATION
Original language: en
Available languages: en
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