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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…


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…


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…


Evaluating ITER pipe weld integrity

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…


RACE start work on ESS Active Cell

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…


RACE wins contract to establish new robotics facility

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…


UKAEA team wins IET Global Challenge

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…


DIT robotics report published

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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