St Catherine’s College wrote about Dr Rustam Stolkin
Rustam conceived and leads the RoMaNS project (Robotic Manipulation for Nuclear Sort and Segregation), the largest robotics project funded by the European Commission’s H2020 programme, spanning five labs in three countries. RoMaNS is developing advanced robotics technologies for ‘sorting and segregating’ nuclear waste, in which storage containers, some of which are over 50 years old, are cut open to examine and sort their (often uncertain) contents. This reduces the need for more expensive, manual processing and containment methods, which would only be needed for the most hazardous materials. This, in turn, reduces the financial burden on the tax payer.