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SPOT goes for a walk at UKAEA

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Boston Dynamics has announced that their four-legged SPOT robot is now available to purchase. To mark the occasion, they have released a new video, which includes a clip of the robot walking through UKAEA’s In-Vessel Training Facility – a mock…

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Covid faceshields

8,000 face shields printed for NHS

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A face shield project inspired by a UKAEA engineer has finished after 8,000 components were shipped to NHS and social care organisations around Berkshire. In April, Emil Jonasson, a Control Systems Software Engineer at RACE, helped to put in place…

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REACH demonstration

Using remote tools in nuclear

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REACH is a collaboration project between RACE, Createc and Viridian Consultants aiming to demonstrate the remote deployment of nuclear characterisation tools. Funded by InnovateUK, the project took place over 3 years, finishing in April 2020. Deployments of different tools in…

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AIM-TU Cell

RACE AIM-TU bridge the gap between industry and academia

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The field of AI and robotics continues to grow at an astounding pace, however, knowledge transfer between academia and industry can be hampered by the lack of testing facilities.  There is a requirement to safely combine industrial-grade robotics with the…

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Covid face shields

UKAEA engineer helps initiate effort to produce face shields for the NHS

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A UKAEA engineer has helped initiate a community effort, producing urgently needed face shields for the NHS. Emil Jonasson, a Control Systems Software Engineer at RACE, is a member of rLAB – Reading’s Hackspace  / Makerspace. After coming across an…

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Boris Johnson PM RACE visit

The latest RACE newsletter is now available

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In this newsletter we look back at what RACE has been doing. It has been a busy time, working with ITER and ESS, starting the expansion of the facility and visits from government, including the Prime Minister. The stories featured…

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ITER pipes

Evaluating ITER pipe weld integrity

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The process of remotely connecting pipes within the ITER environment is challenging for many reasons, not least due to the levels of radiation and space constraints. In areas of ITER where defects could be present in safety-critical, welded structures it…

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Oxbotica UKAEA pit lane garage

Oxbotica leverages RACE Pit Lane for development of autonomous vehicle software

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Europe’s leading self-driving vehicle software company is the first business to move into UKAEA’s connected and autonomous vehicle (CAV) building, Pit Lane, as it looks to scale-up the release of its software for use across multiple industries. The company has…

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ESS

RACE start work on ESS Active Cell

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In mid-January, UKAEA’s RACE embarked on a three-year programme of installation activities at the European Spallation Source (ESS), which is being built on the outskirts of Lund in southern Sweden. ESS will be the world’s brightest neutron source with multiple…

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RACE wins contract to establish new robotics facility

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RACE is pleased to announce that they have won the contract to establish a new, national facility that supports nuclear robotics research and development in the UK. The aim of the National Nuclear User Facility for Hot Robotics (NNUF-HR) is…

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