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Continuing success for Leeds robotics

Dr David Keeling and Mr Justin Gallagher of the University of Leeds and founders of a Leeds-based Engineering company, Key Engineering Solutions Ltd continued Leeds’ unrivalled success at the 2014 National Instruments, Engineering Impact Awards competition in Austin, Texas. Their entry in collaboration with Yorkshire-based company James Fisher Nuclear beat off first-class entries from around the world to become a finalist in the Machine Control Category - Controlling a Robotic Manipulator for Nuclear Decommissioning.

Visiting lecturer, Dr Keeling, and current PhD student, Mr Justin Gallagher, worked with James Fisher Nuclear to develop a modular robotic arm for remote handling tasks in nuclear decommissioning applications, which represent some of the most hazardous environments on the planet. Their company, Key Engineering Solutions Ltd was formed 4 years ago and specialises in delivering complete solutions for test systems and product development.

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Leeds engineers beat off first-class entries from around the world to become a finalist for the fourth consecutive year at National Instruments, Engineering Impact Awards in Austin, Texas.

Dr David Keeling and Mr Justin Gallagher

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