RAIN (Robotics and AI in Nuclear) is a collaborative research project funded by EPSRC, which forms a community hub to accelerate the development of UK robotics for the nuclear industry with a focus on demonstrating quantitative benefits against demanding use cases.
RAIN brings together UK robotics experts working across new build, life extension and decommissioning, bridging fission and fusion, to address common challenges. The RAIN team is intricately linked with key nuclear partners across the industry to ensure that the research remains end-use focused with major demonstrators through the initial 3.5years.
We are geographically spread in order to be close to our key customers: decommissioning in Cumbria; fission new build near Bristol and fusion research in Oxfordshire.
Innovation, Deployment and Outreach
Demonstration and Testing
Architectures, Integration and Standards
Safety and Verifiability
Human-Robot Interaction (HRI) and Training
Reusability and Robustness
Mobility, Inspection and Operations
RAIN brings together eight of the UK’s leading research institutes with established expertise in both robotics and nuclear engineering: