RACE is the UKAEA’s centre for 

Remote Applications in Challenging Environments

We design, build and operate robotics for extreme industrial environments, working towards our goal: bringing fusion energy to the grid.

What we do
MASCOT, the MAnipolatore Servo COntrollato Transistorizzato, a force-feedback telemanipulator, shown holding a bolt runner tool

Pioneering fusion robotics for a sustainable future

The UKAEA mission is to lead the delivery of sustainable fusion power. Fusion powerplants will require long periods of operation in challenging environments, with zero manual intervention.

RACE develops remotely-operated and autonomous machines to inspect, maintain and upgrade these machines.

Operators perform a remote task in the JET remote handling control room in Culham

Careers at RACE

We work on some of the world most challenging and important engineering problems and we’re always looking for talented people. Join our growing team today.

Working at RACE
Two of RACE’s engineers observe the innards of a MASCOT prototype using a torch

RACE Programmes

RACE is engineering the freedom to operate in challenging environments. To achieve our fusion engineering goals, we work internationally with end users, industry supply chains and academia.

Developing, maintaining and operating the unique remote handling system at JET, the record-breaking fusion facility.

Ensuring that ITER, the world’s largest fusion experiment, can be remotely maintained.

Delivering the world’s largest windowless hot cell.

Collaborate with RACE

Collaboration is essential for our work. In partnership with industrial and academic institutions, RACE designs, builds and operates robotics around the world. Discover existing and upcoming opportunities with RACE or contact us with your project proposals.

Two engineers operate a Fanuc R-2000iD industrial robot used to move high payloads

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