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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 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 Concept Art

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 Building Exterior

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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UKAEA team wins IET Global Challenge

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The winners of the IET Global Challenge have been announced. This year’s competition, open to students and professionals aged 18-35, was themed ‘Save our Seas’, with challenges set by the Green Seas Trust and Greenpeace. The Green Seas Trust focused…

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DIT robotics report published

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RACE has been listed as one the UK’s leading facilities in a new report from the Department of International Trade. The report looks at the robotic solutions that are being developed in the UK, for a variety of applications, including: Surgery Long…

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The July 2019 RACE newsletter is now available

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The July 2019 RACE newsletter is now available. It includes updates on: CorteX – Future-Proof Interoperable Robotics Connected CAV testing ESS Update Synthetic Viewing – Inside challenging environments People at RACE RACE extension funding announced RAIN – Creating fertile ground…

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RACE Building Extension

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

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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

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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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IRTF IA1 fitting arm

RACE project successfully demonstrated during ITER visit

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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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