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RACE lends a hand to Sellafield robotic dog trials

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UKAEA’s robotics team RACE was at Sellafield recently to advise and support on how canine-like robots could help the clean-up of Western Europe’s largest nuclear site. Sellafield Ltd held a three-day trial of Spot, the agile mobile robot developed by…

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Spot at Goodwood

Spot goes for a walk

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Robotics experts from RACE were invited to demonstrate the robotic quadruped ‘Spot’ at the Goodwood Festival of Speed ‘Future Lab’ event earlier this month. A team from RACE took two of the agile, robotic canines to the four-day Goodwood event…

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RAICo labs

RAICo Labs in West Cumbria event – 13th May

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RAICo Labs in West Cumbria – Smart people using smart machine Virtual event – Thursday 13th May 2021 The proposed Robotics and AI Collaboration Laboratory in Cumbria will enable end users and the supply chain, including academia, to work collaboratively…

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ESS installation

RACE engineer oversees start of the ESS pit lid installation in Sweden

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One of RACE’s graduates – James Lawton-Smith – had the chance to travel to Sweden to oversee the installation of the pit lids on the European Spallation Source (ESS) project. The ESS will be the world’s most powerful neutron source…

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£3 million nuclear robotics contract is first tranche in LongOps UK-Japan deal

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UKAEA has awarded Veolia Nuclear Solutions (UK) and Wälischmiller Engineering GmbH separate contracts totalling £3 million to supply robotic manipulator arms to its RACE research facility. The £3M contract stems from the £12M UK-Japanese robotics deal for fusion energy and…

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EC&I Team

RACE EC&I teams increase despite Covid

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RACE has been continually growing with the help of recruitment programmes throughout the pandemic, in addition to the sought-after graduate scheme that UKAEA provides. The Electrical Control and Instrumentation (EC&I )teams are no different, having expanded during 2020. The new…

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Sellafield CorteX Game Changer

CorteX at Sellafield

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We talk to Rob Skilton, Head of Research Programme – Robotics/Remote Handling at RACE, about an event at Sellafield at the end of 2020. Why were members of the RACE team at Sellafield? We were invited to showcase a solution…

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TARM LongOps BEIS

£12M UK-Japan robotics deal

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Britain and Japan have signed a research and technology deployment collaboration to help automate nuclear decommissioning and aspects of fusion energy production. A world-leading alliance, it will see new robotics and automation techniques applied to both fusion research and to decommissioning…

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Rob Buckingham

RACE’s Professor Rob Buckingham celebrated in New Year’s Honours list

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The UK Atomic Energy Authority’s  Director of RACE, Professor Robert Buckingham, has been awarded an Officer of the Order of the British Empire (OBE) for his services to robotic engineering. The full New Year Honours list for 2021 recognises the…

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IRTF Test Blanket Module

RACE demo IRTF project to ITER

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RACE has been running demonstrations of the latest IRTF project, IA5, to ITER via a live stream. Read about in the latest edition of the ITER Newsline. IA5 – Test Blanket Module IA5 demonstrates the feasibility of using remote handling…

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