Robot Lab Live, UK Festival of Robotics

23rd June 2021, 16:00

As part of the UK Festival of Robotics, The University of Manchester RAIN team will be taking part in the Robot Lab Live event showcasing ‘Human Robot Interaction – VR and Digital Twin Based Teleoperation of Robotic Arm’. 

Please use this livestream link to watch the event.  

Trailer below:

RAIN Reddit Ask Me Anything

24th June 2021, 12:00 noon

Members of the RAIN team will be hosting a Reddit Ask Me Anything session.  You can ask us anything by heading to:   


27th September, online workshops

Releasing Robots into the Wild: Experiences and Challenges of Undertaking Field Robotics Simon Watson, University of Manchester, Nick Hawes, Oxford Robotics Institute and Tom Scott, University of Bristol, from RAIN will be presenting. 

Standardised Software Frameworks for Robotics in Nuclear Ipek Caliskanelli, RACE UKAEA, Rob Skilton, RACE UKAEA and Matthew Goodliffe, RACE UKAEA from RAIN will be presenting.

For more information:

RAIN Webinars

Thursdays 9:30 – 10:30 on Zoom. Meeting ID: 931 5525 7426

We have started a weekly online seminar series to keep everyone up to date with the work going on across the RAIN Hub.

All webinars have been recorded. You can find them on this playlist


Date: Thursday 24th June


  • Ozan Tokatli and Pragna Das, RACE UKAEA: Utilising Inverse Kinematics for Avoiding Collisions, 9:30 – 9:50am
  • Hanlin Niu, University of Manchester: Asynchronous Parallel Learning with Guidance Laws for collision avoidance in Unknown Environment, 9:50 – 10:10am
  • Joaquin Carrasco, University of Manchester: Discussion session, 10:10 – 10:30am


Date: Thursday 15th July

Digital Twins and Wireless Communication for Control in Nuclear

Agenda TBC


Date: Thursday 22nd July


MW-CT – Mobile Weld Computed Tomography Project


Date: 21st October

Robot Vision
  • Luis Plana, University of Manchester
  • Radhika Nath,  RACE, UKAEA


Date: TBC

Commercialising Robotics
  • Matthew Nancekievill, University of Manchester
  • Frank Allison,  FIS360

RAIN Events

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