ARMstrong (KAERI(Korea Atomic Energy Research Institute))

ARMstrong

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    Armstrong is for unmanned response in nuclear emergency situations such as the Fukushima nuclear power plant accident in Japan. Armstrong is designed to handle more than 100kg per arm by applying the advantages of a hydraulic system that produces a large output in heavy machinery. With this great power and operation ability, it is possible to easily handle accident debris, open and close heavy doors, operate industrial valves, and transport dangerous goods.

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한국원자력연구원KAERI(Korea Atomic Energy Research Institute)

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Address : 111, Daedeok-daero 989beon-gil, Yuseong-gu, Daejeon, 34057 Republic of Korea

Website : http://www.kaeri.re.kr

The Korea Atomic Energy Research Institute (KAERI), a government-funded research institute established in accordance with "the Act on the Establishment, Operation and Fostering of Government-funded Science and Technology Research Institutes, etc.," contributes to academic advancement, energy acquisition, and utilization of nuclear energy through active research and development in related fields.

Since its establishment in 1959, KAERI has been the only research institute in Korea dedicated to nuclear energy. Over the past 60 years, it has accelerated developments in nuclear technology and made significant achievements, including the localization of PHWR and PWR reactors, the design of a Nuclear Steam Supply System(NSSS) - applied to Uljin Units 3 & 4 - and the design and construction of the multi-purpose research reactor HANARO.

As the first research institute of science and technology in Korea and one of the world's best centers of nuclear research, KAERI is building a safe society centered on people and the environment. It will continue to expand into new fields, improving quality of life while attaining higher standards in safety and reliability.