PaR Systems supports development of smart robots for next-generation nuclear reactors with Southern Research & DEFT Dynamics Robotics, under Department of Energy grant

$2.8 million grant from the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) that has been awarded to a team led by Southern Research and supported by PaR Systems… and DEFT Dynamics, an innovative small business developing real time feedback for robots and manipulators.

MINNEAPOLIS, MN, January 16th, 2020 – PaR Systems, a leading manufacturer of robotic and automation systems and remote material handling equipment used in nuclear facilities, received a contract to begin work with Southern Research to develop smart maintenance robots to work inside next-generation nuclear reactors. The work is enabled by a $2.8 million grant from the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) that has been awarded to a team led by Southern Research and supported by PaR Systems. Other industry partners include Oak Ridge National Laboratory, the creator of the first Molten Salt Reactor (MSR) using thermal fluoride technology, Intuitive Research and Technology Corporation, a company that specializes in training in 3-D virtual environments, Southern Company, a leading energy company based in Atlanta, and DEFT Dynamics, an innovative small business developing real time feedback for robots and manipulators.