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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 award.


Journal Publications






Peer-Reviewed Conference Papers


  • 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.


  • Crawford, A. L., “Force Control and Nonlinear Master-Slave Force Profile to Manage an Admittance Type Multi-Fingered Haptic User Interface," Proceedings of ISRCS 2012, Salt Lake City, UT, August, 2012.

  • Crawford, A. L., “Nonlinear Force Profile Used to Increase the Performance of a Haptic User Interface for Teleoperating a Robotic Hand," Proceedings of NPIC & HMIT, San Diego, CA, 2012.


  • 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.

2000 - 2009 Publications and Patents