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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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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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£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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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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New Government science minister delivers his first major speech at RACE

New Government science minister delivers his first major speech at RACE

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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 ‘pit lane’ project underway

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Construction has started on the autonomous vehicles ‘pit lane’ facility at RACE. RACE has partnered with Millbrook Proving Ground (a leading vehicle testing centre based in Bedfordshire) to host trials of Connected and Autonomous Vehicles (CAV) as part of the…

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RACE TEST welcomes industry

RACE TEST welcomes industry

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RACE TEST is Britain’s first facility to examine the performance of remotely-operated and robotic systems against international standards. 2018 saw two British companies returning and building on the success of RACE TEST’s industry demonstration day in November in 2017. AB…

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