Advanced robotics and AI for nuclear and other extreme environments

  • First ever

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

    deployment of a robot (MIRRAX) into Sellafield’s Magnox Reprocessing Facility
  • First ever

    robotic measurements of neutron flux and gamma field inside an active nuclear reactor
  • Multiple

    technology demonstrations
  • 167

    journal articles published
  • 15

    universities working closely together
  • Research aligned

    to meet industry requirements
  • Developing robots

    to solve some of the most complex challenges in the nuclear industry
  • Creating

    a responsible, collaborative and sustainable research and innovation structure
  • Fostering

    international relations

    Applications include

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

    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.

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