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Intelligent Infrastructure

A smart nuclear infrastructure will untether workers from traditional workstations, thus enhancing efficiency and streamlining safety.
February 1, 2019
A woman wearing a pair of virtual reality goggles.

With augmented reality, a nuclear-materials handler will be able to access and interact with a whole new framework of information with just a swipe of a finger or a spoken command.

The next generation of nuclear workers will benefit from next-generation safety technology.

The safety of workers in nuclear facilities is paramount, so protocols and regulations are prepared with tremendous forethought and detail. This painstaking planning is good for safety, but it can also bring efficiency down. Now, scientists at Los Alamos are using augmented reality and other technology to create a smart nuclear infrastructure that can streamline safety procedures while advancing the efficiency of materials handling in the nation’s special nuclear facilities.


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