Development of Modular Robotic Design Concepts for Hot Cell ApplicationsAhmed Sherif El-Gizawy1,2*, Abdulraheem Kinsara2, Ghassan Mousa2 and Andrew Gunn1
- *Corresponding Author:
- El-Gizawy AS
University of Missouri-Columbia
E-mail: [email protected]
Received Date: July 22, 2016; Accepted Date: September 20, 2016; Published Date: September 23, 2016
Citation: El-Gizawy AS, Kinsara A, Mousa G, Gunn A (2016) Development of Modular Robotic Design Concepts for Hot Cell Applications. Adv Robot Autom 5:154. doi: 10.4172/2168-9695.1000154
Copyright: © 2016 El-Gizawy AS, et al. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.
The production of isotopes for diagnosis and treatment of cancer patients involves handling and processing of irradiated materials. This process is performed inside heavily shielded workstations termed Hot Cells. A modular robotic design for handling irradiated materials inside hot cells is introduced. The new robotic system is reconfigurable in order to enhance versatility of applications and precision of its tasks. The reliability of the introduced robot control system is assessed using Failure Trees (FT) Methodology. The technology developed in the present work allows for improving productivity and cost effectiveness for production of medical isotopes.