News & Updates

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…

RACE Newsletter

The July 2019 RACE newsletter is now available

The July 2019 RACE newsletter is now available. It includes updates on: CorteX CAV units ESS Synthetic Viewing People at RACE IET Event RACE Extension RAIN DEMO To request a paper copy, email


RACE R&D project into laser processing for DEMO

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…

ITER reviewing the IRTF work carried out by RACE in k3. Could we get a picture of Mickael showing ITER people the work which has taken place? (IRTF is cutting and welding work)

RACE project successfully demonstrated during ITER visit

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…

RACE Pit Lane

RACE ‘pit lane’ project underway

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…