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New funding rains down on RACE

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UKAEA’s RACE facility is a major partner in a consortium that has been awarded £11.9m of Government funding to undertake world-leading research into robotic and autonomous technologies for the nuclear industry. The Robotics and Artificial Intelligence for Nuclear (RAIN) project…

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RACE among winners in UK Government driverless car testing competition

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RACE has won a share of a £51 million Government investment to upgrade the UK’s autonomous vehicle testing infrastructure. Four projects across the country have been awarded funding under the new MERIDIAN driverless vehicle programme. The projects will test the…

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RACE is a key part of Oxfordshire’s global lead in science and innovation

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The conclusion of a new Science and Innovation Audit (SIA) is that Oxfordshire is playing a world leading role in developing four transformative technologies – Digital Health, Space Led Applications, Quantum Computing and Autonomous Vehicles. UKAEA (through the RACE robotics…

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Expansion for RACE driverless car test facilities

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RACE has announced plans to extend its facilities for autonomous vehicle tests. UKAEA has been awarded a £2m grant from Oxfordshire Local Enterprise Partnership to extend the RACE facilities. The grant will be used for the development of a ‘pit…

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DRIVEN consortium to unveil first self-driving vehicles at LCV 2017

DRIVEN consortium reveals first self-driving vehicles

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The DRIVEN consortium – of which RACE is a member – today unveiled the first three of its proposed fleet of six self-driving vehicles. DRIVEN is an ambitious and exciting £8.9 million project that will see a fleet of Level…

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RACE DRIVEN to support driverless cars

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RACE – UKAEA’s state of the art robotics technology centre at Culham Science Centre – is to consolidate its position as a test site for driverless cars as a number of major investments in this area were announced today. These…

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£100M investment in testing facilities for connected and autonomous vehicles

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To launch the UK Government’s Centre for Connected and Autonomous Vehicles (CCAV) £100 million investment  in world class test facilities for autonomous vehicles, a promotional video has just been released (link – https://youtu.be/QxYoyXzVCOg) Much of the video was filmed at…

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UKAEA announces collaboration with ITER Organization in remote handling

UKAEA announces collaboration with ITER Organization in remote handling

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The UK Atomic Energy Authority (UKAEA) and the ITER Organization (IO) have entered into a technical collaboration which will see the UKAEA’s centre for Remote Applications in Challenging Environments, RACE, host the ITER Robotics Test Facility (IRTF) for a period…

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Oxbotica wins FT Business Award

Oxbotica wins FT Business Award

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UKAEA tenant Oxbotica, which is hosted in RACE, won the prestigious FT award on March 16. Part of this success is down to Oxbotica testing a variety of autonomous vehicles on the UKAEA’s roads at Culham in South Oxfordshire.  Lionel…

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RACE welcomes House of Lords report on autonomous vehicles

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On Wednesday 15 March, the House of Lords Science and Technology Committee published its report Connected and Autonomous Vehicles: The future? The report sets out recommendations for the Government to ensure it makes policy and investment decisions that enable the UK to…

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