The WM2018 conference will feature the development and application of robotics and sensing to overcome radioactive waste management challenges. Robotics and sensing are being developed to address unique and routine needs in the nuclear sector.  These technologies help increase safety, reduce worker exposure and decrease costs.  This rapidly evolving work will be showcased through topical sessions and extensive displays of equipment, representing industry and government exhibitors, which will be demonstrated on the show floor. Registration is now open for WM2018.

WM2018 will deliver over 600 papers and 40 panel discussions in over 130 technical sessions which will be complemented by the industry’s largest exhibition of nearly 200 companies. The exhibition will showcase all aspects of products and services related to the nuclear waste industry and the 2018 Theme. Areas of interest include; remote/robotic handling, protective clothing, hazardous waste storage, transportation, diagnostic instrumentation, engineering design and construction, environmental laboratories, decontamination and decommission and environmental remediation. In addition, there will be a dedicated Robotics space to demonstrate the latest technology of professionals and academia. 

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The Abstract Submission Site is now open. Log into your Profile Homepage and click on Submit/Manage Abstracts for WM2018. Convenient submission process instructions are available by clicking here. Please complete your submission by August 11, 2017 to be considered for a presentation.

Nuclear and Industrial Robotics, Remote Systems and Emerging Technologies
This topic accepts abstracts on all aspects of the use of robotics, remote systems, sensing, and tools used in the industrial and nuclear industry, including needs, problem statements, research and development. Abstracts are encouraged that discuss technology maturation, utilization, testing and verification, best practices, lessons learned, knowledge management and trends in robotics and remote systems, applications, facilities, use in emergency preparedness or response and recovery actions and the ability to withstand exposure to radioactive contamination or ionizing radiation. This topic will organize various oral sessions or may redistribute abstracts to the best related Topics, such as:

  • Role of Robotics in the Management of HLW, SNF/UNF and Long-lived Alpha/TRU
  • Remote System Handling and Robotics for Commercial Nuclear Power Plants
  • Application of Innovative D&D Technologies Including Robotics and Remote Technologies

An extensive display of equipment, representing industry and government exhibitors, will be available to view on the show floor. Also conducted on the show floor, live demonstrations showing the latest technology of professionals and academia. To exhibit within the Robotic Pavilion at WM2018, please email Jaclyn Russell at jaclyn@wmarizona.org. For more information, please click here.