One of the challenges in nuclear area is the sorting of debris, resulting from the decommissioning of fuel elements of Magnox type reactors. Minotaur-R is a robotic system capable of detecting, picking and placing High Radioactive Magnox springs, which are scattered among other radioactive (Low or Medium) nuclear debris, on a separate tray to be finally stored in dry lead containers.
Minotaur-R empowers an automated radioactive waste sorting process which:
1.Eliminates slow and error prone processes induced by human operators.
2.Eradicates exposure of operators to radiation.
3.Overcomes consistent difficulties of accurately assessing critical small and contaminated components.
4.Complies with the radioactive environmental regulations.