Advanced robotics and AI for nuclear and other extreme environments

  • First ever

    robotic measurements of neutron flux and gamma field inside active nuclear rector
  • First ever

    remote mapping of nuclear waste stores at Culham and Harwell
  • First ever

    use of LiDAR scans within JET, the Joint European Torus nuclear fusion project
  • Researchers

    from 15 universities collaborating with industry, partners, government, regulators
  • Multiple

    demonstrations to potential customers in live or simulated hazardous environments
  • International relations

    Fostering international relations through close working partnerships
  • First ever

    deployment of fully autonomous robot (CARMA) in active facility, Sellafield
  • First ever

    deployment of robot (MIRRAX) in active Magnox Reprocessing Facility, Sellafield
  • Spreading the word

    Publication of 167+ articles in conference proceedings and leading journals

    Public Engagement

    A key part of our programme is engaging with people, explaining what we’re doing and why we’re doing it in ways that bring our work alive.

    Founded in 2017 to measurably improve and deploy robotic and artificial intelligence technology across the nuclear industry and beyond, RAIN is a major research and development programme operating both throughout the UK and internationally.

    Aligning its research closely with industry requirements, RAIN works collaboratively with large and small organisations across the nuclear supply chain to deliver step changes in fundamental robotics science that will ultimately have a global impact.

    Applications include:

    • Decommissioning legacy nuclear facilities
    • New fission and fusion power plants
    • Extending life of existing plants
    • Mining
    • Offshore operations
    • Space exploration
    • Automomous vehicles

    Public Engagement

    A key part of our programme is engaging with people, explaining what we’re doing and why we’re doing it in ways that bring our work alive.

    Founded in 2017 to measurably improve and deploy robotic and artificial intelligence technology across the nuclear industry and beyond, RAIN is a major research and development programme operating both throughout the UK and internationally.

    Aligning its research closely with industry requirements, RAIN works collaboratively with large and small organisations across the nuclear supply chain to deliver step changes in fundamental robotics science that will ultimately have a global impact.

    Applications include:

    • Decommissioning legacy nuclear facilities
    • New fission and fusion power plants
    • Extending life of existing plants
    • Mining
    • Offshore operations
    • Space exploration
    • Automomous vehicles

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