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13th May 2024
Students challenged to design nuclear fission and fusion decommissioning robots

Students in West Cumbria have been tasked by the Robotics and AI Collaboration (RAICo) and the Industrial Solutions Hub (iSH) to design and build robots which will be showcased at a major robotics and artificial intelligence (RAI) industry event.

Women in Tech
12th April 2024
RAICo Fellowship expands access to robotics and AI

Women and those early in their academia career who are passionate about robotics and artificial intelligence (AI) are encouraged to apply for a RAICo Fellowship.

27th February 2024
JET’s remote handling upgrades make it most advanced globally

The United Kingdom Atomic Energy Authority (UKAEA) has recently enhanced its Remote Handling Control Room, significantly advancing its capability to undertake fusion repurposing and decommissioning projects to the highest standards.

News & Analysis
14th December 2023
UKAEA awards £7.4m to develop lithium technologies for fusion

Five groups have been awarded a total of six contracts valued at £7.4 million by the United Kingdom Atomic Energy Authority (UKAEA) for the development of lithium technology in fusion energy.

News & Analysis
8th December 2023
UKAEA awards £11.6M for development of fusion energy tech

Nine organisations have secured contracts worth £11.6 million in total with United Kingdom Atomic Energy Authority (UKAEA) to develop innovative technologies for fusion energy, which promises to be a safe, low carbon, and sustainable part of the world’s future energy supply.

News & Analysis
9th October 2023
JET experiments to test electronics in fusion environments

A joint study by the UK Atomic Energy Authority (UKAEA), CERN, EUROfusion, CEA-IRFM, Aix-Marseille University (AMU), CNRS, and University of Rennes, at the Joint European Torus (JET) facility in Culham, Oxfordshire, will investigate the impact of neutrons on the performance of electronics exposed to fusion energy conditions.

Eco Innovation
3rd March 2023
Fusion software could help bolster energy grid

Control software used in fusion energy research has the potential to help grid operators cope with increased supply and demand, concluded a study by United Kingdom Atomic Energy Authority (UKAEA) and Oxfordshire tech startup, Sygensys.

24th February 2023
Clean plasma demonstration boosts ITER and future powerplants

Scientists from EUROfusion and UKAEA have found a way to boost the performance of fusion inside tokamak machines.

Test & Measurement
13th February 2023
Tokamak’s fusion prototype to be built at UKAEA's campus

Tokamak Energy’s compact spherical ST80-HTS will demonstrate multiple technologies required for the delivery of clean, sustainable fusion energy. This includes a complete set of cutting-edge high-temperature superconducting (HTS) magnets to confine and control the hydrogen fuel, which becomes plasma many times hotter than the sun.

Aerospace & Defence
7th December 2022
Fusion robots at work in the UK space industry

Advanced robotics and remote handling technologies from fusion successfully trialled for complex operations in the space industry.

News & Analysis
14th October 2022
Upgraded Materials Research Facility empowers fusion research

The UK Atomic Energy Authority (UKAEA) has completed a £10m extension of its Materials Research Facility (MRF) at Culham Science Centre in Oxfordshire.

Eco Innovation
26th July 2022
New agreement to advance fusion energy

UK Atomic Energy Authority (UKAEA) and Commonwealth Fusion Systems (CFS) have announced a new trans-Atlantic agreement to advance commercial fusion energy.

1st June 2022
Robotic snake solves fusion energy pipework challenge

A laser-welding ‘robotic snake’ developed by the UK Atomic Energy Authority has demonstrated its capability to operate inside of fusion energy powerplant pipework and is now patented technology.

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