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Nuclear robotics partners meet at Culham as RAIN Hub gathers momentum

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Robotics experts from across the UK nuclear industry came together at Culham last month to plan the next steps in the £12 million RAIN (Robotics and Artificial Intelligence in Nuclear) Hub initiative. Launched in 2017, RAIN Hub is a programme…

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European Spallation Source Facilities

ESS Active Cell Facility Industry Information Day

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UKAEA / RACE are managing the capital works of ESS Active Cell Facility as part of the UK contribution to this project. Substantial opportunities to participate are out for tender or are imminent, RACE are holding an information day on…

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Evolving world of robotics and AI is crucial in shaping future nuclear fusion plants

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‘To make the most of these new technologies, we must be focused on the long-term.’ Whether it’s electric cars, in-orbit robotics, the manufacturing industry, or even the surprising announcement that Madame Tussauds is stepping into the world of animatronics, robotics…

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TARM team complete latest stage of major remote handling refurb

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It follows the completion of the first stage refurbishment of the Telescopic Articulated Remote Mast (TARM) – a huge remote handling system – which after being used to perform ex-vessel maintenance on JET is now set for a new lease…

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RACE event is pitch perfect for entrepreneurs

RACE event is pitch perfect for entrepreneurs

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The Oxford Investment Opportunity Network (OION) brought together the inventors and entrepreneurs at the Invest in Robotics and AI event at Culham earlier this month. It followed hot on the heels of the £68million of investment awarded from the Government’s…

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RACE visit to China a chance to talk robotics with students

RACE visit to China a chance to talk robotics with students

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Rob gave a series of lectures on the significance of robotics in challenging environments with a talk entitled RACE to ZERO: towards Zero Manual Intervention. It formed 2017’s IET Prestige Lecture and stems from Rob’s involvement as a Fellow of…

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DRIVEN consortium visits Downing Street

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On Wednesday 15 November, the DRIVEN consortium, of which RACE is a member, was given the chance to showcase its ground-breaking autonomous vehicle technology at 10 Downing Street. DRIVEN project director Graeme Smith and Professor Paul Newman, Director of the…

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New funding rains down on RACE

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UKAEA’s RACE facility is a major partner in a consortium that has been awarded £11.9m of Government funding to undertake world-leading research into robotic and autonomous technologies for the nuclear industry. The Robotics and Artificial Intelligence for Nuclear (RAIN) project…

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RACE among winners in UK Government driverless car testing competition

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RACE has won a share of a £51 million Government investment to upgrade the UK’s autonomous vehicle testing infrastructure. Four projects across the country have been awarded funding under the new MERIDIAN driverless vehicle programme. The projects will test the…

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RACE is a key part of Oxfordshire’s global lead in science and innovation

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The conclusion of a new Science and Innovation Audit (SIA) is that Oxfordshire is playing a world leading role in developing four transformative technologies – Digital Health, Space Led Applications, Quantum Computing and Autonomous Vehicles. UKAEA (through the RACE robotics…

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