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The Light-Duty Utility Arm, developed by the Tanks Focus Area and Spar Aerospace, is a flexible and adaptive robotic arm that can be positioned in a radioactive waste tank through a small riser. It is shown here with a sampling end effector.

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Document Title: Light-Duty Utility Arm
Category: Environmental Remediation
Media Type: Photos
Date of Image/Photo: July 1996
Background: The Light-Duty Utility Arm is used to deploy a wide variety of tools, called end effectors, at multiple elevations and positions within the tank. The system has been successfully deployed at three U.S. Department of Energy sites to perform operations ranging from characterization and inspection to waste retrieval and in-tank hardware removal.
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