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ITER Robotics Test Facility IA5 TBM Delivery

New ITER Robotics Test Facility project starts

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RACE has received the equipment that will be used as part of the IRTF IA5 project. Slightly delayed due to the Covid-19 restrictions, IA5 will demonstrate the feasibility of using remote handling to manoeuvre a mock-up of the ITER Test…

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CorteX in action with the TARM at RACE

CorteX – Remote control of TARM

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CorteX, RACE’s in-house robotics control platform, is built around a self-describing protocol which contains both the data in the system and supporting meta-data. The structure of the data is similar to that found in other robot control platforms, such as…

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RACE's Boston Dynamics Spot Robot on tough terrain

RACE puts SPOT through its paces

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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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ESS Active Cell, CAD and construction picture

RACE begins next phase of ESS installation

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On Monday 29th June, the RACE team started the next phase of their installation work on the Active Cells – a radioactive waste processing facility being delivered by RACE as part of the UK’s contribution to the European Spallation Source.…

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RACE's Boston Dynamics Spot Dog Robot

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-19 Faceshields gifted from UKAEA and Cisco

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 remote deployment 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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RACE AIM-TU Test 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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RACE 3D Printed Covid-19 Faceshield

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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