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Report: IG-0449

July 19, 1999

The Office of Defense Programs Robotics and Intelligent Machines Projects

Robotics and Intelligent Machines (RIM) are systems composed of machines, sensors, computers, and software capable of executing various tasks with minimal human intervention. They have wide range application for solving many operational challenges including nuclear waste cleanup and weapons manufacturing and dismantlement. RIM accelerates cleanup and reduces the amount of exposure humans experience from nuclear materials.