INL’s Robotics and Intelligent Systems division has
long been recognized as a leader for its work in the adaptive robotics field. Its
researchers have published numerous articles on topics ranging from developing
unmanned ground vehicles to detect land mines to robot swarms. In recent years,
the division’s ground-breaking work has been honored and recognized by national
and state organizations. In 2008, the division’s ARTHR project, a technology
that builds on its celebrated Robot Intelligence Kernel, was nominated by INL
for a R&D 100 Award. The RIK won high honors in 2006, including a R&D
100 award, a Stoel Rives Idaho Innovation award and a FLC Far West regional
P. Ko, J. Scott, I. Jovanovic, "Analysis of high-resolution spectra from a hybrid interferometric/dispersive spectrometer," Optics Communications, Vol. 357, December 2015, pp. 95-99.
T. McJunkin, T. Trowbridge, K. Wright, J. Scott, "Integrated fiducial sample mount and software for correlated microscopy," Review of Scientific Instruments, 85, 023701, 2014.
J. Hatch, T. McJunkin, C. Hanson, J. Scott, "Automated interpretation of LIBS spectra using a fuzzy logic inference engine," Applied Optics, Vol. 57, Issue 7, 2012, pp. B155-B164.
C. Nichol, D. Pace, E. Larsen, T. McJunkin, D. Clark, M. Clark, K. Skinner, A. Watkins, H. Smartt, "Yucca Mountain Waste Package Closure System Robotic Welding and Inspection System," Nuclear Technology, Vol. 176, Number 1, October 2011, pp. 138-146.
J. Mirchell, N. Glenn, T. Sankey, D. Derryberry, M. Anderson, R, Hruska, "Small-footprint Lidar Estimations of Sagebrush Canopy Characteristics," Photogrammetric Engineering & Remote Sensing, Number 5, May 2011, pp 521-530.
K. Crofte and T. McJunkin, "Remote Robotics for Material Handling, Welding, and Inspection of Yucca Mountain Storage Canisters," International Workshop on the Use of Robotic Technologies at Nuclear Facilities, Gaithersbug, MD, February 2016.
J. Mitchell, R. Hruska, M. Anderson, N. Glenn, "HyspIRI validation with unmanned aerial vehicle remote sensing," 2011 HyspIRI Workshop, Washington, DC, August 2011.
T. McJunkin, C. Nichol, D. Clark, E. Larsen, "Automated and Remote Fabrication," 2011 Natiional Robotic Arc Welding Conference, Milwaukee, WI, May 2011.
M. Anderson, "Low Altitude Remote Sensing Program at Idaho National Laboratory," UAS Defense and Tactics Conference, Washington, DC, July 2010.