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New ITER Robotics Test Facility project starts

The ITER Robotics Test Facility (IRTF), hosted at RACE, is a technical collaboration between ITER Organisation and UKAEA. The first Implementation Agreement (IA1) was signed off in 2017 and there are now a number of completed, in progress and planned…

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CorteX – Remote control of TARM

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 puts SPOT through its paces

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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RACE begins next phase of ESS installation

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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SPOT goes for a walk at UKAEA

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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8,000 face shields printed for NHS

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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Using remote tools in nuclear

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 bridge the gap between industry and academia

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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The latest RACE newsletter is now available

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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