RNE (Robotics for Nuclear Environments) is a five-year collaborative research programme that brings together key UK robotic and nuclear engineering experts. Their task is to develop new robots with advanced capabilities that will allow to undertake tasks in nuclear environments that aren’t safe for humans.
These next-generation robots will have a vital role to play in nuclear decommissioning and the safe disposal of nuclear waste. It is envisaged that the programme will eventually also have a significant impact in sectors other than nuclear, such as space exploration, sub-sea mining, bomb disposal and healthcare.
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