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RACE puts SPOT through its paces

RACE has acquired two of Boston Dynamics’ SPOT robots. We talk with Oliver Huke, the RACE Robotics Test Facilities Manager, about the new arrivals. When did the SPOTs arrive? They arrived in June, although with the Covid restrictions it has…

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

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

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 768 513 Curtis Woodley

RACE R&D project into laser processing for DEMO

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 1024 678 Curtis Woodley

RACE project successfully demonstrated during ITER visit

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 1024 509 Curtis Woodley

New Government science minister delivers his first major speech at RACE

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 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

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

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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TARM team complete latest stage of major remote handling refurb 1024 576 Curtis Woodley

TARM team complete latest stage of major remote handling refurb

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 581 358 Curtis Woodley

RACE event is pitch perfect for entrepreneurs

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 1024 682 Curtis Woodley

RACE visit to China a chance to talk robotics with students

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

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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