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INTERNATIONAL SEARCH REPORT (ISR)
Part 1:  1  2  3  4  5  6          Part 2:  A  B  C  D  E 
International application No. Applicant's or agent's file reference
PCT/GB2019/053426
International filing date (day/month/year) (Earliest) Priority Date (day/month/year)
04 December 2019 04 December 2018
Applicant
CAVENDISH NUCLEAR LIMITED
FOR FURTHER ACTION: See Form PCT/ISA/220 as well as, where applicable, item 5 below.
This international search report has been prepared by this International Searching Authority and is transmitted to the applicant according to Article 18. A copy is being transmitted to the International Bureau.
It is also accompanied by a copy of each prior art document cited in this report.
1. Basis of the report
a. With regard to the language, the international search was carried out on the basis of:
the international application in the language in which it was filed.
a translation of the international application into                                          which is the language of a translation furnished for the purposes of international search (Rules 12.3(a) and 23.1(b)).
b.
This international search report has been established taking into account the rectification of an obvious mistake authorized by or notified to this Authority under Rule 91 (Rule 43.6bis(a)).
c.
With regard to any nucleotide and/or amino acid sequence disclosed in the international application, the international search was carried out on the basis of a sequence listing:
2. Certain claims were found unsearchable
3. Unity of invention is lacking
4. Title of the invention
The text is approved as submitted by the applicant.
The text has been established by this Authority to read as follows:
5. Abstract
The text is approved as submitted by the applicant.
The text has been established, according to Rule 38.2, by this Authority as it appears in Box No. IV. The applicant may, within one month from the date of mailing of this international search report, submit comments to this Authority.
6. Drawings
a.
The figure of the drawings to be published with the abstract is Figure No.     1    
as suggested by the applicant.
as selected by this Authority, because the applicant failed to suggest a figure.
as selected by this Authority, because this figure better characterizes the invention.
b.
none of the figures is to be published with the abstract.

A. CLASSIFICATION OF SUBJECT MATTER

     B25J 9/16 (2006.01)i
According to International Patent Classification (IPC) or to both national classification and IPC

B. FIELDS SEARCHED

Minimum documentation searched (classification system followed by classification symbols):
     B25J; G01V; G01T; G05B
Documentation searched other than minimum documentation to the extent that such documents are included in the fields searched:
Electronic data base consulted during the international search (name of data base and, where practicable, search terms used):
EPO-Internal

C. DOCUMENTS CONSIDERED TO BE RELEVANT

Category* Citation of document, with indication, where appropriate, of the relevant passages Relevant to claim No.
(1)
X
TRIVEDI M M ET AL, "DEVELOPING TELEROBOTIC SYSTEMS USING VIRTUAL REALITY CONCEPTS", INTELLIGENT ROBOTS FOR FLEXIBILITY. YOKOHAMA, JULY 26 - 30, 1993; [PROCEEDINGS OF THE IEEE/RSJ INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON INTELLIGENT ROBOTS AND SYSTEMS], NEW YORK, IEEE, US,Vol. 1, 26 July 1993 (1993-07-26), page 352-359,
XP000437890
1-26
the whole document
(2)
X
POT J ET AL, "Techniques for CAD reconstruction of `as-built' environments and application to preparing for dismantling of plants", NUCLEAR ENGINEERING AND DESIGN, AMSTERDAM, NL,Vol. 178, No. 1, 01 December 1997 (1997-12-01), page 135-143,
XP002526305
1-26
the whole document
(3)
X
DING LIANG ET AL, "Three-layer intelligence of planetary exploration wheeled mobile robots: Robint, virtint, and humint", 24 June 2015 (2015-06-24), Vol. 58, No. 8, page 1299-1317,
XP035522885
[retrieved on  2015-06-24]
1-26
the whole document
(4)
X
WO 2015105572 A1 (IROBOT CORP [US]) 16 July 2015 (2015-07-16)
1-26
paragraphs [0099], [0159]
(5)
A
WO 2016040862 A2 (CHIZECK HOWARD JAY [US]; HUANG KEVIN [US] ET AL.) 17 March 2016 (2016-03-17)
1-26
paragraphs [0005] - [0009], [0045], [0051] - [0053]
(6)
A
US 6815687 B1 (BRANCH-SULLIVAN CLAIR J [US] ET AL) 09 November 2004 (2004-11-09)
1-26
abstract
(7)
A
EP 3133512 A1 (KOREA ATOMIC ENERGY RES [KR]) 22 February 2017 (2017-02-22)
1-26
abstract
*
Special categories of cited documents:
"A"
document defining the general state of the art which is not considered to be of particular relevance
"D"
document cited by the applicant in the international application
"E"
earlier application or patent but published on or after the international filing date
"L"
document which may throw doubts on priority claim(s) or which is cited to establish the publication date of another citation or other special reason (as specified)
"O"
document referring to an oral disclosure, use, exhibition or other means
"P"
document published prior to the international filing date but later than the priority date claimed
"T"
later document published after the international filing date or priority date and not in conflict with the application but cited to understand the principle or theory underlying the invention
"X"
document of particular relevance; the claimed invention cannot be considered novel or cannot be considered to involve an inventive step when the document is taken alone
"Y"
document of particular relevance; the claimed invention cannot be considered to involve an inventive step when the document is combined with one or more other such documents, such combination being obvious to a person skilled in the art
"&"
document member of the same patent family

D. INFORMATION ON PATENT FAMILY MEMBERS

Patent document cited in search report Publication date
(day/month/year)
Patent family member(s) Publication date
(day/month/year)
WO 2015105572 A1
16 July 2015
EP 3094452 A1
US 2015190925 A1
US 2016243698 A1
US 2017217021 A1
WO 2015105572 A1
23 November 2016
09 July 2015
25 August 2016
03 August 2017
16 July 2015
WO 2016040862 A2
17 March 2016
EP 3191264 A2
US 2018232052 A1
WO 2016040862 A2
19 July 2017
16 August 2018
17 March 2016
US 6815687 B1
09 November 2004
US 6815687 B1
US 2005017181 A1
09 November 2004
27 January 2005
EP 3133512 A1
22 February 2017
EP 3133512 A1
KR 20150118461 A
US 2017169158 A1
WO 2015160054 A1
22 February 2017
22 October 2015
15 June 2017
22 October 2015
Name and mailing address of the ISA/:
European Patent Office
P.B. 5818, Patentlaan 2, 2280 HV Rijswijk,
Netherlands
Telephone No. (+31-70)340-2040
Facsimile No. (+31-70)340-3016
Date of the actual completion of the international search:
19 February 2020
Date of mailing of the international search report:
28 February 2020
Authorized officer:
Itoafa, Alex
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