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Intelligible seminar of fusion reactors, 10; Remote maintenance robot for in-vessel components, Advanced robot technology for handling large-heavy components with high positioning accuracy

Shibanuma, Kiyoshi

In-vessel components such as blanket and divertor of the fusion reactor are activated by neutron produced during fusion reaction. Gamma radiation will be about 500 MGy/h in maximum after fusion reaction. When the components are failed or troubled in the vessel, the maintenence has to be carried out by the robot because the human cannot be close inside the vessel. The required functions and present R&D status of the typical robots applied to ITER are introduced as examples of robots maintaining the in-vessel components of the fusion reactor.



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