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The July 2019 RACE newsletter is now available

The July 2019 RACE newsletter is now available 1024 553 Mathew Banks

The July 2019 RACE newsletter is now available. It includes updates on: CorteX – Future-Proof Interoperable Robotics Connected CAV testing ESS Update Synthetic Viewing – Inside challenging environments People at RACE RACE extension funding announced RAIN – Creating fertile ground…

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£3M investment puts RACE centre in pole position to lead UK robotics innovation

£3M investment puts RACE centre in pole position to lead UK robotics innovation 960 640 Chad Heys

The UK Atomic Energy Authority will continue to be at the forefront of UK robotics after the Government announced funding for a £3 million extension to its Remote Applications in Challenging Environments (RACE) research facility at Culham Science Centre near…

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RACE R&D project into laser processing for DEMO

RACE R&D project into laser processing for DEMO 768 513 Curtis Woodley

The Service Joining System for DEMO project – which involved RACE mechanical engineers Keelan Keogh and Tristan Tremethick in addition to EUROfusion research fellow Simon Kirk – investigated how potential use of lasers for tasks such as cutting a 5mm…

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ITER reviewing the IRTF work carried out by RACE in k3. Could we get a picture of Mickael showing ITER people the work which has taken place? (IRTF is cutting and welding work)

RACE project successfully demonstrated during ITER visit

RACE project successfully demonstrated during ITER visit 1024 678 Curtis Woodley

A project to assess and trial remote handling maintenance on tokamak components – similar to those which will be inside ITER – has seen experts visit UKAEA to assess the work. The ITER Robotics Test Facility (IRTF) project – coordinated…

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New Government science minister delivers his first major speech at RACE

New Government science minister delivers his first major speech at RACE

New Government science minister delivers his first major speech at RACE 1024 509 Curtis Woodley

The Government’s new science minister chose RACE as the setting for his first major speech on UK research and development policy, during a visit to Culham Science Centre on 25 January. Chris Skidmore – the new Minister of State for…

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RACE Pit Lane

RACE ‘pit lane’ project underway

RACE ‘pit lane’ project underway 1024 576 Curtis Woodley

Construction has started on the autonomous vehicles ‘pit lane’ facility at RACE. RACE has partnered with Millbrook Proving Ground (a leading vehicle testing centre based in Bedfordshire) to host trials of Connected and Autonomous Vehicles (CAV) as part of the…

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RACE TEST welcomes industry

RACE TEST welcomes industry

RACE TEST welcomes industry 1024 680 Curtis Woodley

RACE TEST is Britain’s first facility to examine the performance of remotely-operated and robotic systems against international standards. 2018 saw two British companies returning and building on the success of RACE TEST’s industry demonstration day in November in 2017. AB…

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Meridian partners line up at RACE to demonstrate the transport of the future

Meridian partners line up at RACE to demonstrate the transport of the future 1024 568 Curtis Woodley

RACE was recently the venue for a demonstration day by the Meridian driverless vehicle programme. Meridian is a £100M Government-backed partnership described as ‘the gateway to self-driving vehicle development in the UK’. It brings together key players from industry, academia…

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TARM – the key facts and figures

TARM – the key facts and figures

TARM – the key facts and figures 1024 605 Curtis Woodley

TARM – the key facts and figures With the first stage of RACE’s TARM (Telescopic Articulated Remote Mast) project now mechanically and electrically complete, here are some of the key facts and figures behind the project. What’s the idea behind…

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RACE welcomes £14 million boost for Culham-based transport innovators Oxbotica

RACE welcomes £14 million boost for Culham-based transport innovators Oxbotica

RACE welcomes £14 million boost for Culham-based transport innovators Oxbotica 1024 683 Curtis Woodley

UKAEA and RACE have welcomed the £14 million investment in autonomous vehicle company Oxbotica, which uses the Culham Science Centre site as a testing base. Oxbotica this week announced the investment, which it will use to accelerate its growth as…

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