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JRM Vol.34 No.3 (Jun. 2022)
Special Issue on “Creative Robot Contest for Decommissioning”

Submission Deadline: November 20, 2021
Guest Editors: Prof. Tomoharu Doi (Osaka Prefecture University College of Technology, Japan)
Assoc. Prof. Shigekazu Suzuki (National Institute of Technology, Fukushima College, Japan)
More details: JRMCFP_34-3.pdf
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[in Japanese]
本特集号では,福島第一原子力発電所廃炉に関する人材育成のために,全国の高専生を対象として開催されている「廃炉創造ロボコン」の成果を世界に発信することを目的としています.「廃炉創造ロボコン」は福島第一原子力発電所廃炉に関する課題をテーマとして2016年から,福島県楢葉町の日本原子力研究開発機構楢葉遠隔技術開発センターを会場として開催しています.従来のロボコンとは異なり,夏休み中に福島第一原子力発電所や福島の現状を正しく理解するためのサマースクールに参加し,そこで得られた知識をロボット開発に活かします.高専生の柔軟な発想と高い技術力が廃炉の現場に役立つと期待しています.2018年の第3回廃炉創造ロボコンからMalaysia-Japan International Institute of Technology(マレーシア)の学生も参加しています.これまでの5回の大会で各高専が開発したロボットの機構や制御手法,アイデアや知見を共有し,廃炉の現場に役立てたいと考えております.本特集号へのご投稿をお待ちしています.

[in English]
This special issue aims to make available to a global audience the outcomes of the “Creative Robot Contest for Decommissioning.” These contests have been held for students of national technical colleges with the aim of developing human resources capable of engaging in the decommissioning of the nuclear reactors of the Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Station. The contests, held at the Japan Atomic Energy Agency’s Naraha Center for Remote Control Technology Development in Narahamachi, Fukushima Prefecture, Japan since 2016, adopt as themes the various issues involved in decommissioning the nuclear reactors of Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Station. Unlike in the case of conventional robot contests, the student contestants attend a special summer school to accurately comprehend the status quo of both the Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Station and Fukushima Prefecture as a whole so that they may utilize the knowledge they acquire to develop their own robots for the decommissioning work. We hope that the students’ flexible thinking and high technological strengths prove to be very useful on the sites of the decommissioning work. Students of the Malaysia-Japan International Institute of Technology (in Malaysia) have also been participating since the third contest 2018. We would like to share, on a global basis, the mechanisms, control methods, innovations, and knowledge of the robots that individual technical college teams have developed in the past five “Creative Robot Contest for Decommissioning” in the service of the sites of nuclear reactor decommissioning work.
It is in this context that we cordially invite contributions of articles to this special issue.

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