VIRERO, The Framatome’s Robotics Project For Dismantling And Decommissioning

Framatome, ENS Corporate Member, announced the completion of a key milestone in the development of a robotic-assisted handling system to support decommissioning and waste management for the nuclear industry.

Testing confirmed the operation of robotic systems for handling and sorting high-dose waste components, paving the way for increasing automation.

The Virtual Remote Robotics (VIRERO) project is focused on enhancing Framatome’s robot control systems by automating them for waste handling.

This project is underway in partnership with the Institute for Factory Automation and Production Systems (FAPS) of the Friedrich-Alexander-Universität, Erlangen-Nürnberg (FAU), and Aachen Institute for Nuclear Training GmbH (AiNT).

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