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Small workshop at the University of Tsukuba (Feb 9, 2016)

2On February 9, 2016, IRID held a small workshop with the Tsubouchi laboratory, the University of Tsukuba (led by Professor Takashi Tsubouchi, Dean of the College of Engineering Systems).
On the day of the workshop, about 20 people, including IRID members and students of the University of Tsukuba, participated.

In the workshop, Mr. Hirohisa Kuwabara, General Manager of IRID R&D Strategy Planning Department, shared the current status and issues of R&D for the decommissioning of the Fukushima Daiichi. Professor Takashi Tsubouchi introduced technology owned by the intelligent robot laboratory led by him at the University of Tsukuba. Thus, participants exchanged information on R&D implemented by each other.
This workshop provided precious opportunities for IRID to strengthen cooperation with the university involved in an IRID R&D project and promote communications with young researchers.
IRID will continue to actively promote cooperation with universities etc.

Time and Date: Tuesday, February 9, 2016 13:25-17:30
Place: Room 210, Building B, Area 3, the University of Tsukuba (Tsukuba-City, Ibaraki Prefecture)
Purpose: It is essential to secure and develop human resources from both mid- and long-term
     perspectives to advance the project for the decommissioning of the Fukushima Daiichi
     Nuclear Power Station and relevant R&D projects that requires 30 or more years to
     complete. The workshop was intended to strengthen cooperation with universities and
     develop young human resources through information sharing and opinion exchange with
     the university that played a part in the IRID R&D project.

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  • Small workshop

  • Mr. Sato, Tokyo Electric Power Company, Incorporated, explaining the situation of the Fukushima Daiichi

  • Mr. Hirohisa Kuwabara, General Manager of IRID R&D Strategy Planning Department, introducing the present status and issues of IRID R&D (IRID)

  • Mr. Yano, explaining the development of a remotely operated decontamination robot (Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, Ltd.)

  • Mr. Fujita, Chief Engineer, introducing good examples of robot development in collaboration with the university (Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, Ltd.)

  • Mr. Yamamoto, Deputy General Manager of IRID R&D Management Department, introducing technology required for the PCV interior investigation (IRID)

  • Professor Tsubouchi, explaining research activities conducted by the University of Tsukuba (The University of Tsukuba)

  • Implementing the demonstration of stereo image display using a double eye camera useful for remote operation (The University of Tsukuba)


  • Exchanging opinions

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