Director, Masahiro Ishihara
Naraha Center for Remote Control Technology Development has been established as a development and demonstration facility for the Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Station (Fukushima Daiichi NPS), and started full operation from April 2016.
The center consists of two buildings: Research Management Building and Mock-up Test Building(60m in width, 80m in depth and 40m height). Research Management Building has a virtual reality system that can be used for work planning, training for workers of decommissioning works, and so on, a robot simulator system and a multipurpose room that can hold conferences of up to 100 people with audio visual equipment. In addition to providing the test facility for evaluation of robots, Mock-up Test Building can be used for mock-up testing and holding events. Moreover, by evaluating and verifying the robot simulator and the mock-up test, it can be used for efficient and advanced remote technology development. These facilities can be used in a wide range of fields not limited to related to the decommissioning of the Fukushima Daiichi NPS.
This facility would be operated as a core of research and development for remote control technologies with gathering researchers and engineers, and promoting research and development efficiently and effectively.