|SUBJECT:||M.S. Thesis Presentation|
|TIME:||Friday, April 22, 2016, 10:00 a.m.|
|TITLE:||Autonomous Detection and Characterization of Nuclear Materials Using Co-Robots|
|COMMITTEE:||Dr. Anna Erickson, Chair (NRE)
Dr. Jonathan Rogers (ME)
Dr. Chris Wang (NRE)
Radiation safety is the biggest concern of the nuclear industry and co-robots are a crucial step forward to insuring that safety. Currently, radiation mapping data is typically gathered using hand held detectors, or detection systems requiring constant human interaction. This results in direct human irradiation of the individual performing the survey. Co-robots can cooperate between using computer algorithms and human input to determine the most efficient and accurate methods of surveying these same regions with no health hazards. These surveying methods can then be used and adapted for multiple uses in the industry including nonproliferation, maintenance, and accident response scenarios.