Robotics and Artificial Intelligence for Nuclear (RAIN)

Lead Research Organisation: University of Manchester
Department Name: Electrical and Electronic Engineering

Abstract

The nuclear industry has some of the most extreme environments in the world, with radiation levels and other hazards frequently restricting human access to facilities. Even when human entry is possible, the risks can be significant and very low levels of productivity. To date, robotic systems have had limited impact on the nuclear industry, but it is clear that they offer considerable opportunities for improved productivity and significantly reduced human risk. The nuclear industry has a vast array of highly complex and diverse challenges that span the entire industry: decommissioning and waste management, Plant Life Extension (PLEX), Nuclear New Build (NNB), small modular reactors (SMRs) and fusion.

Whilst the challenges across the nuclear industry are varied, they share many similarities that relate to the extreme conditions that are present. Vitally these similarities also translate across into other environments, such as space, oil and gas and mining, all of which, for example, have challenges associated with radiation (high energy cosmic rays in space and the presence of naturally occurring radioactive materials (NORM) in mining and oil and gas). Major hazards associated with the nuclear industry include radiation; storage media (for example water, air, vacuum); lack of utilities (such as lighting, power or communications); restricted access; unstructured environments.

These hazards mean that some challenges are currently intractable in the absence of solutions that will rely on future capabilities in Robotics and Artificial Intelligence (RAI). Reliable robotic systems are not just essential for future operations in the nuclear industry, but they also offer the potential to transform the industry globally. In decommissioning, robots will be required to characterise facilities (e.g. map dose rates, generate topographical maps and identify materials), inspect vessels and infrastructure, move, manipulate, cut, sort and segregate waste and assist operations staff. To support the life extension of existing nuclear power plants, robotic systems will be required to inspect and assess the integrity and condition of equipment and facilities and might even be used to implement urgent repairs in hard to reach areas of the plant. Similar systems will be required in NNB, fusion reactors and SMRs.

Furthermore, it is essential that past mistakes in the design of nuclear facilities, which makes the deployment of robotic systems highly challenging, do not perpetuate into future builds. Even newly constructed facilities such as CERN, which now has many areas that are inaccessible to humans because of high radioactive dose rates, has been designed for human, rather than robotic intervention. Another major challenge that RAIN will grapple with is the use of digital technologies within the nuclear sector. Virtual and Augmented Reality, AI and machine learning have arrived but the nuclear sector is poorly positioned to understand and use these rapidly emerging technologies.

RAIN will deliver the necessary step changes in fundamental robotics science and establish the pathways to impact that will enable the creation of a research and innovation ecosystem with the capability to lead the world in nuclear robotics. While our centre of gravity is around nuclear we have a keen focus on applications and exploitation in a much wider range of challenging environments.

Planned Impact

The nuclear industry is of enormous importance to UK society and its economy both in the short and long-term. Decommissioning the UK's legacy facilities is currently costing the UK Government approximately £3Bn/year, with estimates of its total cost over the next 120 years ranging from £90Bn-220Bn. Investment in Nuclear New Build (NNB) before 2030 is expected to be approximately £60Bn and the cost of building and operating a geological disposal facility is approximately £14Bn.

Robotics and Artificial Intelligence (RAI) has a significant part to play in the UK's decommissioning programme with the National Nuclear Laboratory (NNL) estimating 20% of the costs of complex decommissioning projects will be spent on RAI, assuming the continued reliance on bespoke single use solutions. RAIN will deliver innovation in modular, reusable robotics with the target of achieving >20% improvements in cost and productivity in decommissioning and zero-human entries in to radioactive facilities. Conservative estimates by NNL indicate that robotic systems have already resulted in productivity improvements of >10% and that RAI has the potential to reduce decommissioning costs across the Nuclear Decommissioning Authority (NDA) estate by approximately £11.7Bn.

New RAI technologies will lower costs and timescales, reduce risk and improve safety in high consequence interventions. The exposure of human workers to radiation and other hazards will be reduced significantly with the adoption of RAI and with reliable remote inspection of existing facilities possible, there is the potential to increase the life-span of the UK's existing reactor fleet, helping to secure the country's future energy provision.

Decommissioning legacy nuclear facilities and the inspection of new and old nuclear power plants is not a problem confined to the UK. The race to develop nuclear weapons and prototype reactors has left considerable decommissioning challenges in the USA, Russia, Korea and many other nat In 2014 the IAEA recorded that there were a total of 438 nuclear reactors in operation with a further 59 under construction. The cost of decommissioning these reactors, legacy facilities and the additional 150 reactors that are already in permanent shutdown will cost approximately £1T. The development of reliable, functional robotic systems has the potential to transform decommissioning operations in all these countries and hence the export market for nuclear robotics is vast. The UK has an established reputation for delivering world leading nuclear science research and innovative decommissioning solutions and thus has the potential to become the recognised world leader in nuclear robotics.

The widespread adoption of RAI in the nuclear industry will also have a knock-on effect, that will support the use of robotics in other extreme environments, such as space for off-planet missions and in-orbit satellite design and maintenance and offshore operations, where it is estimated that up to 150 platforms around the UK will require decommissioning in the next 10 years and that the decommissioning costs in the North Sea alone will total £50Bn - £60Bn over the next 25 years.

Organisations

People

ORCID iD

Barry Lennox (Principal Investigator)
Sandor Mihaly Veres (Co-Investigator)
Malcolm John Joyce (Co-Investigator)
Arthur Richards (Co-Investigator) orcid http://orcid.org/0000-0001-9500-5514
Paul Michael Newman (Co-Investigator)
Stephen Furber (Co-Investigator)
Thomas Owen Richardson (Co-Investigator)
Thomas Bligh Scott (Co-Investigator) orcid http://orcid.org/0000-0003-2263-6088
Gavin Brown (Co-Investigator) orcid http://orcid.org/0000-0003-2261-9018
Mikel Lujan (Co-Investigator)
Cinzia Da Viá (Co-Investigator)
Louise Dennis (Co-Investigator) orcid http://orcid.org/0000-0003-1426-1896
Clare Dixon (Co-Investigator) orcid http://orcid.org/0000-0002-4610-9533
Ioannis Havoutis (Co-Investigator) orcid http://orcid.org/0000-0002-4371-4623
Stephen Watts (Co-Investigator)
Michael Fisher (Co-Investigator) orcid http://orcid.org/0000-0002-0875-3862
Andrew Weightman (Co-Investigator)
Oliver David Payton (Co-Investigator)
Joaquin Carrasco (Co-Investigator) orcid http://orcid.org/0000-0002-7499-6408
Dragos Aurelian Axinte (Co-Investigator)
Simon Andrew Watson (Co-Investigator) orcid http://orcid.org/0000-0001-9783-0147
Nick Hawes (Co-Investigator) orcid http://orcid.org/0000-0002-7556-6098
Guido Herrmann (Co-Investigator)
Maurice Fallon (Co-Investigator) orcid http://orcid.org/0000-0003-2940-0879
Rob Buckingham (Co-Investigator) orcid http://orcid.org/0000-0002-0943-0432
Shan Luo (Researcher) orcid http://orcid.org/0000-0003-4760-0372
Farshad Arvin (Researcher) orcid http://orcid.org/0000-0001-7950-3193
Keith Richard Hallam (Researcher)

Publications

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Hu J (2020) Occlusion-Based Coordination Protocol Design for Autonomous Robotic Shepherding Tasks in IEEE Transactions on Cognitive and Developmental Systems

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Hernich A (2020) Dichotomies in Ontology-Mediated Querying with the Guarded Fragment in ACM Transactions on Computational Logic

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Havoutis I (2018) Autonomous Robots in Learning from demonstration for semi-autonomous teleoperation

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Gangapurwala S (2020) Guided Constrained Policy Optimization for Dynamic Quadrupedal Robot Locomotion in IEEE Robotics and Automation Letters

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Fallon M (2018) Interface Focus

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Dennis L (2020) Verifiable Self-Aware Agent-Based Autonomous Systems in Proceedings of the IEEE

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Connor DT (2018) Radiological comparison of a FDNPP waste storage site during and after construction. in Environmental pollution (Barking, Essex : 1987)

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Collins, E.C (2019) Drawing Parallels in Human-Other Interactions: A Trans-Disciplinary Approach to Developing HRI Methodologies in Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society: B

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Cheah W (2019) Advanced motions for hexapods in International Journal of Advanced Robotic Systems

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Carrigan T (2019) Nondestructive Testing of Nonmetallic Pipelines Using Microwave Reflectometry on an In-Line Inspection Robot in IEEE Transactions on Instrumentation and Measurement

 
Description RAIN provides the UK with a unique consortium able to combine research curiosity, industry productivity and regulator security. A major focus within RAIN has been to stimulate collaboration between academic partners and between academia and industry and this has led to some notable highlights in the first 18-months of the RAIN programme which includes:
- Some attitude shifts within nuclear end users and the supply chain and the ONR towards recognising the potential for robotics and AI to make a difference.
- The first deployment of a fully autonomous robot (CARMA) into an active facility on the Sellafield site.
- The first deployment of a robot (MIRRAX) into the active Magnox Reprocessing Facility on the Sellafield site.
- The first measurements made of neutron flux and gamma field inside an active nuclear reactor using a submersible robot.
- The first use of LiDAR scans within JET, the Joint European Torus.
- The first remote mapping of LLW drum stores at Culham and Harwell.
- The commissioning of the TARM facility at RACE, which provides the UK with unique equipment to develop next generation handling systems essential for the operation of future fusion reactors.
- Multiple technology demonstrations to hundreds of industry experts in Cumbria, Bristol, Oxfordshire, Manchester and Japan.
- Establishment of academic/industry working groups in the areas of Remote Inspection, Remote Handling and Safety Case and hosting of a number of well attended workshops that have developed these groups and further promoted RAIN.
- Additional funding of more than £7M from industry and research councils to further explore nuclear robotics and develop commercial systems.
- Publication of 86 articles in conference proceedings and internationally leading journals.
- Formation of the spin-out company: Ice Nine by one of RAIN's PDRAs, which has already sold 70 robots to 7 universities in the UK and Europe.
Exploitation Route There are a number of robotic and sensing technologies that have been demonstrated in active nuclear environments and these technologies are beginning to be commercialised by industry. These technologies include the Carma robot that is being developed in partnership with Nuvia for surveying large floor areas in nuclear environments and radiation surveying equipment with Createc. The commercialisation of this technology will provide industry, most notably Sellafield Ltd, AWE, Rolls Royce etc, with the ability to accurately map radiation dose rates without relying on staff to enter hazardous environments.
Sectors Energy

URL http://rainhub.org.uk
 
Description A number of industrial demonstrator activities have been undertaken that have been supported by RAIN researchers: Sellafield: The CARMA robot became the first autonomous robot to ever be deployed on the Sellafield site. This has established a pathway for transferring robot platforms on to site and a significant case study that will support making robotic deployments at Sellafield commonplace. The MIRRAX robot became the first robot to be deployed into the Magnox reprocessing facility. This facility had not been entered for many years and this entry enabled the generation of a 3D image of the facility that will provide valuable support to the decommissioning of this facility , which is being explored through the Innovate UK funded IIND programme. Dounreay Site Restoration Ltd: The Vega robot has been deployed into an active waste store on the Dounreay site. This was a pre-cursor to its deployment into an active drain, which requires urgent characterised to allow the decommissioning of laboratory facilities to continue. AWE: A 'white' trial has taken place to illustrate the ability of a tracked vehicle to explore and measure the radiation within an unknown legacy environment on the AWE site. The vehicle has been tested on-site and an active deployment is being planned for later in 2020. JET: The inside of JET was mapped with an ORI Lidar and stereo camera in 20 minutes rather than 1.5 days with the current manual approach, achieving 0.5mm accuracy with respect to the CAD model and identifying a component that was not in the digital model. Some of the robots and systems being developed in RAIN are now being commercialised. For example, the CARMA robot is now being commercialised by Nuvia for radiation monitoring across the global nuclear industry and Created are commercialising a legged robotic radiation survey system with ORI. Localisation and path planning techniques developed within RAIN are now being integrated on to products marketed by TPLC and Forth Engineering and will be commercialised in the nuclear and cleaning industries.
First Year Of Impact 2018
Sector Energy
Impact Types Societal

 
Description Advisory Board Member for AI3SD
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Participation in a advisory committee
URL http://www.ai3sd.org
 
Description Britis Standards Institution: AMT/10 Committee on Robot Safety and Robot Ethics
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Membership of a guideline committee
 
Description British Standards Institution: AMT/10 Committee on Robot Safety
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Membership of a guideline committee
Impact Not known yet
URL https://standardsdevelopment.bsigroup.com/committees/50129752
 
Description British Standards Institution: Artificial Intelligence standards committee [ART/1]
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Membership of a guideline committee
URL https://standardsdevelopment.bsigroup.com/committees/50281655
 
Description Co-Chair of IEEE Technical Committee on the Verificaiton of Autonomous Systems
Geographic Reach Multiple continents/international 
Policy Influence Type Membership of a guideline committee
URL https://www.ieee-ras.org/verification-of-autonomous-systems
 
Description Membership of IEEE P7009 Standards committee on "Failsafe Design of Autonomous Systems"
Geographic Reach Multiple continents/international 
Policy Influence Type Membership of a guideline committee
URL https://standards.ieee.org/project/7009.html
 
Description Membership of International Standards Committee (IEEE P7009 Standard for Fail-Safe Design of Autonomous and Semi-Autonomous Systems)
Geographic Reach Multiple continents/international 
Policy Influence Type Membership of a guideline committee
URL https://standards.ieee.org/develop/project/7009.html
 
Description Membership of International Standards Committee (P7001 Standard for Transparency of Autonomous Systems)
Geographic Reach Multiple continents/international 
Policy Influence Type Membership of a guideline committee
URL https://standards.ieee.org/develop/project/7001.html
 
Description Autonomous Aquatic Inspection and Interverntion (A2I2)
Amount £2,387,540 (GBP)
Funding ID 25500 
Organisation Innovate UK 
Sector Public
Country United Kingdom
Start 01/2019 
End 12/2020
 
Description CHIMERA - Robotic Inspection of Pressure Vessels
Amount £2,413,639 (GBP)
Funding ID 25537 
Organisation Innovate UK 
Sector Public
Country United Kingdom
Start 01/2019 
End 03/2021
 
Description CHIMERA - Robotic Inspection of Pressure Vessels
Amount £163,000 (GBP)
Funding ID 104823 
Organisation Innovate UK 
Sector Public
Country United Kingdom
Start 01/2019 
End 03/2021
 
Description Capital Equipment Funding
Amount £500,000 (GBP)
Organisation University of Manchester 
Sector Academic/University
Country United Kingdom
Start 05/2018 
End 08/2018
 
Description Chair in Emerging Technologies
Amount £129,999 (GBP)
Funding ID CiET 1718/6 
Organisation Royal Academy of Engineering 
Sector Charity/Non Profit
Country United Kingdom
Start 03/2019 
End 02/2028
 
Description Connect-R - Providing Structure in Unstructured Hazardous Environments
Amount £100,000 (GBP)
Funding ID 104825 
Organisation Innovate UK 
Sector Public
Country United Kingdom
Start 01/2019 
End 03/2021
 
Description Ground Based Robots
Amount £130,000 (GBP)
Organisation Sellafield Ltd 
Sector Private
Country United Kingdom
Start 09/2018 
End 02/2020
 
Description Industry Accelerator Account (Autonomous Cleaning Robots)
Amount £102,606 (GBP)
Organisation Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) 
Sector Public
Country United Kingdom
Start 03/2019 
End 09/2020
 
Description Industry Accelerator Account (Debris Clearance Vehicle)
Amount £102,606 (GBP)
Organisation Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) 
Sector Public
Country United Kingdom
Start 03/2019 
End 09/2020
 
Description Industry Accelerator Account (The Feasibility of Cobotics to improve the Operation of a Manufacturing Plant)
Amount £33,175 (GBP)
Organisation Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) 
Sector Public
Country United Kingdom
Start 09/2018 
End 03/2019
 
Description Multi-Platform Inspection Maintenance & Repair in Extreme Environments (MIMRee)
Amount £4,211,328 (GBP)
Funding ID 104821 
Organisation Innovate UK 
Sector Public
Country United Kingdom
Start 03/2019 
End 02/2021
 
Description New Investigator Award
Amount £374,992 (GBP)
Funding ID EP/S002383/1 
Organisation Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) 
Sector Public
Country United Kingdom
Start 02/2019 
End 01/2021
 
Description Prometheus - A reconfigurable robotic platform(s) with advanced sensing for confined spaces
Amount £2,207,717 (GBP)
Organisation Innovate UK 
Sector Public
Country United Kingdom
Start 03/2019 
End 02/2021
 
Description Radiation Damage to Electronic Systems
Amount £76,000 (GBP)
Organisation Rolls Royce Group Plc 
Department Rolls Royce Submarines
Sector Private
Country United Kingdom
Start 08/2018 
End 01/2019
 
Description Research and Innovation Actions (RIA)
Amount € 3,000,000 (EUR)
Funding ID 821988 
Organisation European Commission 
Sector Public
Country European Union (EU)
Start 02/2019 
End 01/2021
 
Description Robust Legged Locomotion for Autonomous Mobility in Challenging Environments
Amount £299,994 (GBP)
Funding ID EP/S002383/1 
Organisation Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) 
Sector Public
Country United Kingdom
Start 02/2019 
End 01/2021
 
Description Royal Academy of Engineering Chair in Emerging Technologies
Amount £2,760,000 (GBP)
Funding ID CiET1819\13 
Organisation Royal Academy of Engineering 
Sector Charity/Non Profit
Country United Kingdom
Start 06/2019 
End 05/2029
 
Description Smart Radiation Sensor for Intelligent Nuclear Robots
Amount £197,500 (GBP)
Funding ID 105598 
Organisation Innovate UK 
Sector Public
Country United Kingdom
Start 11/2019 
End 12/2020
 
Description To develop, embed and exploit advanced manufacturing and collaborative robotics technology for increased productivity and operation of a Manufacturing Plant.
Amount £134,625 (GBP)
Funding ID KTP1025130 
Organisation Innovate UK 
Sector Public
Country United Kingdom
Start 02/2019 
End 02/2022
 
Title Bimanual telerobotics research platform 
Description A bimanual teleoperation rig incorporating 2 Kuka industral robots with grippers, a glove-based tactile human interface, virtual reality interfaces, and 3D vision systems. 
Type Of Material Improvements to research infrastructure 
Year Produced 2018 
Provided To Others? Yes  
Impact This facility will enable the RAIN team to develop and test algorithms, control strategies, etc. continuously across a range of research areas. The facility will allow for collaboration between institutes, and hubs. 
 
Title Drum Radiological models and Drum Scanning Models 
Description Valentin Piau (supervised by Guido Herrmann) from École Nationale Supérieure de Physique, Électronique et Matériaux, Grenoble, France, submitted final report for his 3 months (June-August 2018) project on "Automated ILW drum scanning using a robot manipulator - Development of a simulation tool". This tool is to be the basis of alpha, beta and gamma inspection algorithms for decommissioning. Gamma Source, Drum, drum material and gamma detector models have been developed. KUKA based scanning algorithms have been tested in simulation (relevant to NCNR and RAIN). Detail to be updated as work advances. 
Type Of Material Computer model/algorithm 
Year Produced 2018 
Provided To Others? No  
Impact The models will be an important basis to practical scanning algorithms for other Researchers. Detail to be updated as work advances. 
 
Description AWE - Disruptive technologies collaboration 
Organisation Atomic Weapons Establishment
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Private 
PI Contribution We have been working with the AWE as collaborators providing them with intelligence about new sensor technologies arising from the grant. Specifically AWE have been engaging on the development of low power sensor pobs for monitoring temperature, humidity and radiation intensity.
Collaborator Contribution The have attended Industrial Advisory Board meetings, provided contacts within BEIS and established a side project on sensor developments for monitoring storage environments at the Aldermaston site. We have been advised that they will let us deploy our sensor units on the Aldermaston site as a significant demonstration of the technology. They have also provided access to their advanced SIMS capability to make quantification of Boron in the diamond films we've been making.
Impact This partnership has led to us developing a PCB version of our prototype sensor pod technology that will be purchased and deployed by the AWE as a prototype demonstration. The project has been inherently cross-disciplinary involving electronic engineers, device physicists and materials scientists.
Start Year 2017
 
Description Accelerator mass spectrometry measurements of plutonium in samples from nuclear decommissioning sites 
Organisation ETH Zurich
Department Department of Physics
Country Switzerland 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution One of my students was seconded to ETH Zurich for 6 weeks, and we provided the samples.
Collaborator Contribution They did the measurements.
Impact 'A comparison of high-resolution gamma-ray spectroscopy and accelerator mass spectrometry for environmental assay of plutonium', M. J. Joyce, Invited paper, NSS-WS1 I - Instrumentation and Measurement in Nuclear Media workshop, IEEE Nuclear Science Symposium and Medical Imaging Conference, Sydney, November 2018, #3054. 'A comparison of plutonium abundance in soil from sites in the United Kingdom measured with high-efficiency, high-resolution gamma-ray spectroscopy, neutron assay and accelerator mass spectrometry', M. J. Joyce, C. Tighe, C. Degueldre, M. Christl and J. Andrew, Plutonium Futures 2018, San Diego, September 2018.
Start Year 2018
 
Description Autonomy in complex environments 
Organisation National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA)
Department Jet Propulsion Laboratory
Country United States 
Sector Public 
PI Contribution Provided path planning support and participated in field trials in the Mojave Desert
Collaborator Contribution Provided robotic platform and led field trials in the Mojave Desert
Impact Two conference papers accepted in 2020. Third conference paper in preparation. Journal paper in preparation.
Start Year 2019
 
Description CARMA 
Organisation Sellafield Ltd
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Private 
PI Contribution UoM developed the prototype CARMA robotic platform.
Collaborator Contribution Sellafield Ltd ave provided engineering support and access to active facilities on the Sellafield site.
Impact This collaboration has resulted in two deployments of the CARMA platform into active areas on the Sellafield site.
Start Year 2017
 
Description Cavendish-Babcock 
Organisation Cavendish Nuclear
Sector Private 
PI Contribution Providing information and updates on the gamma and beta voltaic technologies as part of the ASPIRE project as well as the wide nuclear robotics research hub grants.
Collaborator Contribution 2 days per year (£1600 est.) for expert advice, consultancy and attendance at the annual advisory board
Impact None as yet
Start Year 2018
 
Description Collaboration for inspection of drummed fusion waste 
Organisation UK Atomic Energy Authority
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Public 
PI Contribution Site visit, mapping of waste store area and demonstration of robot
Collaborator Contribution Access provided to waste store
Impact Collaboration between the Oxford Robotics Institute, University of Oxford and the UK Atomic Energy Authority No impact yet
Start Year 2019
 
Description Collaboration of remote inspection of nuclear sites 
Organisation British Nuclear Fuels Limited (BNFL)
Department Magnox
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Public 
PI Contribution Site visit and description of technology
Collaborator Contribution Access provided to decommissioning sites. Establishment of additional contacts for follow-up discussions.
Impact Collaboration between the Oxford Robotics Institute and Magnox
Start Year 2019
 
Description Collaboration with KUKA Systems UK Limited on bimanual teleoperation 
Organisation KMG Systems Ltd
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Private 
PI Contribution Development of research and demonstration platform. Contribution of expertise. Provision of facilities and equipment.
Collaborator Contribution Provided access to equipment and facilities including 2 robot arms. Provided expertise and information to support.
Impact Establishment of a 2-armed robotic research and demonstration platform at RACE, UKAEA.
Start Year 2018
 
Description Japan Atomic Energy Agency 
Organisation Japan Atomic Energy Agency (JAEA)
Country Japan 
Sector Public 
PI Contribution The grant award has led to the establishment of a strategic partnership with the JAEA based around fallout and fuel debris analysis. There has been an MoU signed by both institutions to permit collaboration, exchange of personnel and samples. Subsequently, the remit of the MoU has been widened (2019) to include joint work on diamond battery (ASPIRE) technology, high dose-rate diamond detectors and radiation mapping robots. We have contributed expertise, consultancy, shared data recorded from Japanese samples and sites and have won several experimental sessions at the Diamond Light Source synchrotron facility for fallout particle analysis. JAEA colleagues have participated in all of our UK synchrotron experiments and participated and presented at UK workshops and conferences e.g.
Collaborator Contribution Already we have had over 15 visits from the JAEA since the start of the partnership as well as a suite of fallout samples from Fukushima and access to nuclear fallout storage sites and other restricted areas of the Fukushima fallout zone. The site access and samples provided are extremely valuable.
Impact Several joint publications. Widening of the relationship to cover other areas such as radiation detection, UAVs and most recently diamond batteries.
Start Year 2016
 
Description MIRRAX 
Organisation Sellafield Ltd
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Private 
PI Contribution The MIRRAX ground vehicle was designed for accessing and surveying radioactive facilities through very narrow ports (150 mm). MIRRAX was successfully designed and tested using university facilities and in March 2018, the robot was deployed in an active facility on the Sellafield site, where is successfully generated a 3D scan of the environment. This scan will be used in future decommissioning plans.
Collaborator Contribution Sellafield Ltd provide technical and logistic support and in March 2018 provided access to one of their active facilities.
Impact Deployment and generation of 3D scan of active facility to ai with future decommissioning plans.
Start Year 2017
 
Description NNL collboration in soft robotics for inspection in Nuclear decommissioning environments 
Organisation National Nuclear Laboratory
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Public 
PI Contribution Dr Andrew Weightman and colleagues at The University of Manchester will apply their expertise and experience to supervise an industrial PhD student to develop soft robotic systems for inspection of nuclear sites.
Collaborator Contribution NNL will host the industrial PhD student at their site in Workington. NNL will provide access to suitable equipment and facilities and facilitate engagement with key stakeholders to identify specific problems to focus on.
Impact No outputs to date.
Start Year 2018
 
Description Nottingham-Bristol demonstration of laser sensor attached to snake-like robot for surface analysis 
Organisation University of Bristol
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution We have used our snake robot to position a laser sensor in difficult-to-reach space for material scanning. The robot consists of 24 degree of freedom with a working channel of 7.3mm diameter.
Collaborator Contribution Bristol university designed the laser sensor based on Theory of Raman Spectroscopy.
Impact The demonstration had been completed successfully. We have tested several materials including different plastic and liquid.
Start Year 2018
 
Description Nuclear regulation/certification 
Organisation Department for Work and Pensions
Department Office for Nuclear Regulation
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Public 
PI Contribution Initial series of meetings.
Collaborator Contribution Initial series of meetings.
Impact Collaboration between Univ. Liverpool, ONR and RACE (Culham Fusion) looking at future regulation for nuclear robotics.
Start Year 2017
 
Description Research visit to Createc to discuss radiation sensing 
Organisation Createc
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Private 
PI Contribution Research visit to Createc to discuss radiation sensing
Collaborator Contribution Research visit to Createc to discuss radiation sensing
Impact Research visit to Createc to discuss radiation sensing
Start Year 2019
 
Description Yorkshire Water collaboration for autonomous inspection of Dams 
Organisation Yorkshire Water
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Private 
PI Contribution Yorkshire Water have over 200 assets (dams) many of which are over 150 years old. The assets have to be regularly inspected to ensure water supply is reliable and to identify potential problems which could indicate problems with their structural integrity. A particular aspect of these operations is to visually inspect the outlet shaft, valves and outlet pipe which often exits the dam through a tunnel. This is a hazardous operation working in confined spaces and often requires a five-man team, two engineers performing the inspection and a three-person safety support team. Our research team have visited three Yorkshire water assets to see first-hand the challenge and improve our understanding by speaking with the engineers on site. We have identified an overlap of technology developed for nuclear environments which may satisfy an unmet need to reduce risk to people, improve frequency of inspection and reduce inspection and maintenance costs for Yorkshire Water. We are currently adapting existing technology to deploy at a Yorkshire Water site, we hope this will prove the feasibility of such technology and lead to a funded collaboration.
Collaborator Contribution Yorkshire Water have hosted our research team to visit assets enabling us to explore the challenge and identify potential autonomous solutions. We have had follow on discussions with the principle engineer - reservoirs (Mr Newman Booth) and in the coming month will demonstrate technology on site to evaluate its feasibility for adaption and application.
Impact There are no outputs to date, but envisage outputs post deployment on site. This collaboration has involved Civil, Mechanical, Electrical and Electronic Engineers with computer scientists.
Start Year 2019
 
Title ABIT* 
Description Publish path planning algorithm to open source library of planning algorithms 
Type Of Technology Software 
Year Produced 2020 
Impact Publish path planning algorithm to open source library of planning algorithms 
URL http://ompl.kavrakilab.org/
 
Title AIT* 
Description Publish path planning algorithm to open source library of planning algorithms 
Type Of Technology Software 
Year Produced 2020 
Impact Publish path planning algorithm to open source library of planning algorithms 
URL http://ompl.kavrakilab.org/
 
Description Initial collaboration project meeting with Ross Robotics (skype), initiated through the RAIN project 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact initial collaboration project meeting with Ross Robotics (skype), initiated through the RAIN project
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description Rad-hard ICs and Gloveboxes 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact Meeting to discuss the applicability of MAGICS's technology to decommissioning Gloveboxes.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description Theme 1 meeting @ Manchester, 14/11/2018 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an open day or visit at my research institution
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact Theme 1 meeting @ Manchester, 14/11/2018
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description Visit Bristol Theme 1 partner and meeting about radiation sensor integration with ANYmal robot 16/11/2018 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact Visit Bristol Theme 1 partner and meeting about radiation sensor integration with ANYmal robot 16/11/2018
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description Visit of RACE, Culham, with Final 4th Year MEng Group and 3rd Year Project Students 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Undergraduate students
Results and Impact Visit of RACE (Alessandro Altobelli, Ozan Tokatli) in London, 4 March 2019: A final, fourth year student group of five and a third year project student visited with me RACE at Culham to gain further knowledge about the KUKA-based teleoperation system of RACE, their robotic hand research and their nuclear robotics work. This was an excellent opportunity for the final, fourth year student group as it is working on a teleoperation system in their final year project. The third year student is developing a tendon driven robotic hand. The knowledge exchange with Shadow Robotics can lead to further discussions in the area of teleoperation and hand control.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description 'Real time double-dealing in fast neutron assay', Georgia Institute Tech. (US, 2017). 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Postgraduate students
Results and Impact An invited talk at the Georgia Institute of Technology to research groups there, i.e. academic researchers, undergraduate and postgraduate students.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description 141. 'A comparison of high-resolution gamma-ray spectroscopy and accelerator mass spectrometry for environmental assay of plutonium', M. J. Joyce, Invited paper, NSS-WS1 I - Instrumentation and Measurement in Nuclear Media workshop, IEEE Nuclear Science Symposium and Medical Imaging Conference, Sydney, November 2018, #3054. 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Invited presentation on research sponsored by RAIN at the IEEE Nuclear Science Symposium, Sydney, Australia.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
URL https://www.eventclass.org/contxt_ieee2018/online-program/session?s=NSS-WS1+I
 
Description 268. 'Instrumentation approaches to radioactivity assessments in decommissioning, environmental analysis and materials assay', Invited talk, IEEE NSS workshop - Advanced Measurements and Instrumentation for/in Research Reactors, InMe-01, Atlanta (US, October 2017). 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Invited paper to an official workshop of the IEEE Nuclear Science Symposium/Medical Imaging Conference, Atlanta, GA, USA.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
URL http://ewh.ieee.org/soc/nps/nss-mic/2017/Workshops.html#NI
 
Description 269. 'A short history of real-time, fast neutron detection and its applications', Paul Scherer Institute (Switzerland, December 2017). 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact An invited talk at the Paul Scherrer Institute on neutron assay and its relevance to autonomous assessments.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description 3rd Fukushima International Forum 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact International Collaboration.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description 3rd UK Robot Manipulation Workshop 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Workshop attendance and networking
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
URL http://www.robot-manipulation.uk/index.html
 
Description A presentation on nuclear accidents and Fukushima, given to researchers of the RAIN and NCNR research consortia, January 2019, Oxford, England. 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact A talk given to researchers, postgraduate students, staff and visitors to the annual meeting of the RAIN consortium which included representatives from the NCNR consortium too.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description A talk at KSEAUK (Korean Scientist and Engineering Association in the UK) annual conference in Bristol 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact Disseminated the overview of RAIN activities and virtual-reality-based human-robot interaction research work to academic and industrial South Korean people in UK/EU as well as those from South Korea.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description AI@Oxford Panel - The Oxford Robotics Endeavour 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact Hosted panel discussion between ORI and ORI members: BP, Navtech, L3 ASV, Oxbotica
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
URL https://innovation.ox.ac.uk/innovation-news/events/aioxford-conference/
 
Description AIMS CDT Launch event 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Postgraduate students
Results and Impact Launch event for the AIM CDT
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description AIMS CDT research presentations 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact Promoted our RAIN work to BP, QinetiQ and Schlumberger. Perhaps laid some groundwork for future RI trials. Bossa Nova and Frontier Development Labs also present.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description AIRTO Dinner 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact Industry - Networking
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description ANYmal Demo for Open Day at University of Oxford 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Undergraduate students
Results and Impact RAIN ANYmal demo for Engineering Science Open Day - 14 September
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description ANYmal demo for Engineering Science open day 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an open day or visit at my research institution
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact University of Oxford open day - ANYmal demo to show to student prospects
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description AR for Nuclear workshop 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Postgraduate students
Results and Impact Meeting with Tom Bale, Bristol on AR for Nuclear
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description AWE board meeting 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact Regular update on progress to the AWE Strategic board with University of Bristol
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description AWE briefing day regarding use of robotics 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact Meeting with Dr Andrew Wallwork from the AWE to discuss the use of robots for advanced manufacturing and concept redevelopment for glovebox working
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description Allerdale Borough Council at REEL 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Discussions to raise awareness of REEL/RAIN/RNE and UoM's presence in west Cumbria, research overview and demonstrations of robotics technologies presented to key members of Allerdale Borough Council. Discussions of new funding for REEL and opportunities for engagement with industry and academia.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description American Glovebox Society Annual Conference : 22 - 25/7/19 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact American Glovebox Society Annual Conference in Boston
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description Applanix 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Research talk to Applanix to investigate collaboration
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description Aquatic Platforms- Vertex Sellafield Engagement 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact Presentations to key stakeholders at Sellafield and NNL on MallARD platforms, as well as overview on aquatic platforms including AVEXIS and Braendler Engineering Projects. Legacy ponds team and MSSS stakeholders present.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
 
Description Attend ICRA 2018 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact Annual International Conference on Robots and Automation
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
URL https://icra2018.org/
 
Description Attend IROS - 2018 - Madrid 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact Attended IROS. Presented RAIN paper (Faruq et al, above). Talked to representatives of Toyota, Saga Robotics, Magazino.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description Attendance at Future of Nuclear Robotics Safety Cases Workshop (September 2018) 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact A joint workshop (11th Sept 2018) organised by the University of York, University of Liverpool and Office for Nuclear Regulation. There were presentations from the Universities of Liverpool and York, and the Office for Nuclear Regulation (ONR). The workshop was well attended, with attendees from both academia and industry who had an interest in robotics, autonomy, AI, safety, assurance, and certification.There were attendees who are involved in the RAIN Hub, Assuring Autonomy programme, and the Office for Nuclear Regulation. In the afternoon, there was a lively discussion session about safety cases and robotics in the nuclear industry, trying to elicit the scenarios and requirements of such systems.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
URL http://cgi.csc.liv.ac.uk/~mattlck/FNRC/workshop1/
 
Description Attendance at RAS Meeting in Liverpool to discuss RAIN research 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Disseminating research to attendees of Robotics RAS meeting in Liverpool as part of larger industry event
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description Attendance at the Elephants to Ants - Innovate UK Q6 Quarterly Meeting on 18 July 2019 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact Attendance at the Elephants to Ants - Innovate UK Q6 Quarterly Meeting on 18 July 2019
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description Attendance at the Safety & Ethics of Autonomous Systems Meeting, London 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact Attendance at the Safety & Ethics of Autonomous Systems Meeting, London on 2 July 2019
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description Attended (and competed in) the World Robot Summit Expo in Tokyo, 15-21/10/2018 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact The ORI's robotics competition team (Team ORIon) took part in their first competition, the World Robot Summit (WRS) in Tokyo, Japan.

The recently assembled team got straight to work, using their long flight to manually label bounding boxes on a large image set in order to get their object detection working!
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
URL https://ori.ox.ac.uk/team-orion-competes-at-the-world-robot-summit-in-japan/
 
Description Attended 2nd International Symposium on Fusion Remote Handling Technology at RACE 18th-22nd Feb 2019 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Fusion developers, engineers and scientists from UK, Finland, France and China gathered to discuss SoA
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description Attended EPSRC AIMS CDT Meet 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact We attended the EPSRC AIMS CDT annual meeting, attendees included partners - BP, Schulmberger, ESA/FDL and others
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description Attended F4E workshop on Rad-tol technologies 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact Around 50 people from international locations attended in order to update and plan on work related to radiation hard technologies for nuclear fusion and other.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description Attended ICRA 2019 in Montreal 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact Attended ICRA 2019
Submitted and presented 2 papers and 2 posters
Organised a workshop attended by 200 people and streamed live online
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description Attended IROS 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact 1-3/10/18 - Attended IROS. Presented RAIN paper (Faruq et al, above). Talked to representatives of Toyota, Saga Robotics, Magazino.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description Attended IROS conference in Macau 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Attended IROS conference in Macau
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description Attended IROS, Madrid 2018 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact Attended IROS, Madrid 2018
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description Attended International Symposium on Experimental Robotics, Buenos Aires, 2018 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Attended ISER to learn about SoA experimental robotics techniques
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description Attended Living Machines Conference, Paris, 2018, to discuss current research with fellow academics 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Attended Living Machines Conference, Paris, 2018, to discuss current research with fellow academics
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description Attended ONR's Introduction to Nuclear Regulation Seminar, Liverpool 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact Attended ONR young professionals seminar to learn about the industry
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description Attended RAIN talk at RACE with Antonio Bicchi of Pisa 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact Attended RAIN talk at RACE with Antonio Bicchi of Pisa
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description Attended RAIN talk in RACE - Antonio Bicchi of Pisa 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact Attended RAIN talk in RACE - Antonio Bicchi of Pisa
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description Attended STRANDS Architecture working group workshop at ORI 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Learning opportunity with ORI on novel architecture.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description Attended TAROS 2019 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Attended Towards Autonomous Robotic Systems Conference (TAROS), 2019, in London
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description Attended The 2019 IEEE UK&I RAS Conference and 2019 IFToMM UK MO Conference 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Attended the 2019 IEEE UK&I RAS Conference and 2019 IFToMM UK MO Conference to communicate with professionals in robotics research.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
URL https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/the-2019-ieee-uki-ras-conference-and-2019-iftomm-uk-mo-conference-tic...
 
Description Attended UK Space Agency Robotics Workshop 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact Attended, contributed, and presented at UKSA workshop on Robotics.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description Attended Workshop at ICRA 2018, Workshop: Multilegged Robots: Towards Robust Real-World Deployments 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact Attended ICRA 2018 Workshop - multilegged robots - towards robus real-wolrd deployments
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description Attending Human-Agent Interaction conference to disseminate research and learn about SoA, Southampton, 2018 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Research disseminated and future collaborations developed
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description Attending event on advances in robotics and social impcats (ARSO) in Genoa, 2018 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Engaging with academics to discuss the impact of robotics on policy, society and global work structures. Leading to collaboration.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description Automation, AI & Robotics Workshop 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact We were invited to a workshop organised by the UK Science and Innovation Network at the British Consulate in America on Automation, AI & Robotics. This got researchers and companies from across the US and the UK together to discuss their research in this field.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description Autonomous Systems Development Guidelines meeting with the ONR 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact Meeting involving Matt Luckcuck and Michael Fisher (University of Liverpool) and Steve Frost, Andy White, and Doug Styles (Office for Nuclear Regulation), to provide feedback on initial 'principles' document that will form a set of guidelines on how to develop autonomous systems for hazardous nuclear environments. I.E the things to consider when designing, developing, verifying, and deploying such a system for the nuclear estate.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description B2B NS/UKAEA 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact B2B NS/UKAEA
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description BEIS OPSS International Regulatory Delivery Conference 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact National Policy.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description BHP Science and Innovation Council 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact Talk to BHP Science and Innovation Council about decision making under uncertainty to educate c-level executives on AI/robotics.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description Babcock-Cavendish collaboration and meetings on nuclear waste and plant inspection 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact A workshop organised by the South West Nuclear Hub for the purposes of sharing information on our research on nuclear waste and nuclear plant inspection.
This specifically included diamond detectors as well as laser-driven gamma and neutron imaging of waste packages.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description Bessemer Society Meeting 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact Networking.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description Big meet nuclear training 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Postgraduate students
Results and Impact We hosted a RAIN Big meet and on the second day coordinated training in Nuclear energy. We invited researchers from the NCNR hub to attend. A group came along and said they appreciated the lectures and the interaction with the RAIN hub members.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description Bluedot 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Outreach stand at Bluedot Festival. This stand was joint with the Dalton Nuclear Institute and aimed to discuss both nuclear and robotics. We had games focused on the nuclear challenges we are trying to address, as well as a robot maze and manipulators to show our solutions. Dalton brought games related to nuclear energy, radiation and geological disposal facilities. In the middle we had a conversation pillar / graffiti wall for people to add discussion and comments. It was really well received and we had some great conversations over the festival.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description Bright Sparks engagement with local school children 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Schools
Results and Impact Demonstrating swarm robotics and robotics for nuclear at the Bright Sparks finale. There were pupils from 3 schools local to Cumbria at the event.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description British Solar Renewables meet 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact Discussing the potential for a remote inspection demonstrator, targeted at solar farms.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description Business and Innovation Magazine interview 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Media (as a channel to the public)
Results and Impact Media
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description CARMA for PHUMS deployment 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact Engagement with Sellafield and Cavendish to discuss alternative radiometric tools for use on CARMA robot
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description CIFAR-UKRI-CNRS workshop on AI & Society: From Principles to Practice 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Joint CIFAR-UKRI-CNRS workshop on AI & Society: From Principles to Practice held at Turing Institute
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description CPAC - RACE - ORCA, SL, RR, EDF 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an open day or visit at my research institution
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact Industry Visit
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description CZT for MIRRAX 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact Discussion of the integration of CZT sensor with MIRRAX robot, speaking with radiometry and different stakeholder groups at Sellafiled, additional demonstration of CARMA robot at REE Laboratory in Cumbria. Potential loan of equipment for deployment scenario, further engagement with radiometric team to discuss design requirements and doses.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description Call with CSIC 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact Preparation for international collaboration
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description Call with DOE 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact Industry Call
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description Call with NAMRC 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact Preparation for National Collaboration
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description Call with Nvidia 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact JET in Holodeck
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description Call with Nvidia 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact JET in Holodeck
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description Call with Prof Oxford Brookes 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an open day or visit at my research institution
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Undergraduate students
Results and Impact RAS Apprenticeships
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description Call with Subsea 7 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact Industry Call
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description Call with US DOE 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact UK/US Science Agreement
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description Carrs Engineering - REEL information share 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact Research update and information share between REEL projects and Carr's Engineering.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description Catchup with Createc - 29 April 2019 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Third sector organisations
Results and Impact Meeting to discuss "the right" glovebox operators at Sellafield (Matt Mellor)
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018,2019
 
Description Chair of conference session at the IEEE Nuclear Science Symposium, Sydney, Australia, November 2018. 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact I was co-chair of the Nuclear Instrumentation and Measurements for Reactors session at the IEEE NSS-MIC in Sydney, Australia in November 2018.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
URL https://www.eventclass.org/contxt_ieee2018/online-program/session?s=N-09#s42
 
Description Challenges for nuclear innovation: Robotics and AI 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact The workshop was part of the IET Nuclear Engineering for Safety, Control and Security 2019. The purpose of the workshop was to provide a collection of examples of innovation in nuclear industry.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
URL https://events2.theiet.org/nuclear/index.cfm
 
Description Cheltenham Science Festival 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Schools
Results and Impact Supported UK-RAS network stand at Cheltenham Science Festival. Over 14,183 visitors engaged in the Cyber Zone that we were a part of. We were encouraging people to participate in the school robotic challenge.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description CogX Conference 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact CogX Conference, 12 June 2019
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description Collaboration with National Institute for Standards and Testing (NIST), USA 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Collaboration with National Institute for Standards and Testing (NIST), USA
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019,2020
 
Description Community Festival 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact The University of Manchester's community day. They invite members of the public from the region to attend an open day full of outreach activities. We debuted games that had been designed to communicate nuclear challenges that can be addressed using robotics and had fantastic engagement from members of the public at all ages.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description Conference Call with ITER 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact Working Meeting: Digital twinning
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description Conference call with Savanah River National Lab 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an open day or visit at my research institution
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact Preparation for International Collaboration.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description Conservative Party Conference research showcase 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact Participated in a research exhibition that was a fringe event at the conservative party conference.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description Copeland Borough Council and ARUP Engagement 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Engagement with Copeland Borough Council and ARUP for The University of Manchester's input (as part of REEL/RNE/RAIN) into regional development plans, as case studies for the report. Requests for information on specific case studies were given for the report including MallARD.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description Copeland Council Visit- REEL 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Visit to REEL from Copeland Borough Council members of the Nuclear and Energy Team, presentations delivered on robotics technologies and demonstrations of robotics shown to members. Follow-up requests for future meetings and engagement with CBC and ARUP for robotics case studies .
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description CorteX Workshop 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact Workshop on interoperable robotics, with industrial and academic participation.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description Cross-sector Round Table on Innovation and Regulation (at Royal Academy of Engineering) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact Cross-sector Round Table on Innovation and Regulation, organised by NNL
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description DSRL visit to REEL 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact REEL hosted visit to Dounreay Site Restoration Ltd (DSRL) to start engagement re possible robotics deployments. Overview of work UoM is involved with both for RNE and RAIN was discussed, including particular challenges DSRL are facing and possible technology solutions.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description Delivering change through robotics at Sellafield 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact We organised this event jointly with Sellafield. It was oversubscribed with a waiting list at over 300 people. This event provided a platform for: demonstrating the current use of robotics at Sellafield, inviting Sellafield's workforce to help shape the future role of robotics in decommissioning, showcasing next-generation robotic developments, presenting the progress of the RAIN Hub, and stimulating ideas, discussion and future innovation. The day included talks from key decision makers at Sellafield, as well as researchers and those from other sectors. There was an exhibition space with 3 key zones, showing technology from (1) the academic researchers, (2) the SMEs / supply chain, and (3) what is currently in use at Sellafield. This event felt key in changing people's views on the use of robotics in Nuclear.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
URL https://www.gamechangers.technology/challenges/delivering-change-through-robotics/
 
Description Demo at Fire Service College 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Postgraduate students
Results and Impact Demo of Robots at Fire Service College with EU Projects
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description Demo at Workshop on Verification and Validation of Autonomous Systems (VaVas) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact Nick presented Betty (ROBOT) demo at Workshop on Verification and Validation of Autonomous Systems
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
URL https://sites.google.com/site/wsvavas2018/
 
Description Demo of mobile robot at Pembroke College as part of University of Oxford Open Days 27 & 28/6/18 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Demo of mobile robot at Pembroke College as part of University of Oxford Open Days 27 & 28/6/18
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description Demonstration of CARMA and MALLARD robots 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact CARMA and MALLARD robots were demonstrated to industry to get feedback on their current development stage and look for opportunities for these to be deployed
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description Demonstration of CARMA and related technology 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact CARMA robot was demonstrated to Sellafield to get feedback on their current development stage and look for opportunities for these to be deployed
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description Demonstration of CARMA robot 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact Demonstration of the CARMA 2 robot. Engineers from across the Sellafield site and the NDA came to the REEL labs in Cumbria. We showed how the CARMA performs floor scans to detect radiation
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description Demonstration of flexible gripper grasping delivered by Nottingham continuum robotic arm 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an open day or visit at my research institution
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact In this event, Nottingham team demonstrated to use a continuum robot for manipulating a flexible gripper (a flexible rubber balloon filled with fine particles actuated by vacuum) to pick some objects with random shapes. It is potential interest of aerospace and nuclear industry.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description Design and development of a slender dual-structure continuum robot for in-situ aeroengine repair 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact The latest development of a slender dual-stage continuum robot was presented in the IROS 2019 at Madrid and a paper titled of 'Design and Development of a Slender Dual-Structure Continuum Robot for In-situ Aeroengine Repair' was published in this world-leading robotics related conference.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
URL http://eprints.nottingham.ac.uk/53424/
 
Description Developing Safety Case workshops 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Developing Safety Case workshops - planning future activity between ONR and Liverpool
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description Discuss Remote Inspection demonstrators with British Solar Renewables 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact British Solar Renewables are very interested in the remote inspection and monitoring of their large solar farms. Whilst this isn't nuclear it's very very similar in a lot of respects: long term change detection but using IR cameras (looking for hotspots on panels). Plan to take this forward to proposal either to RAIN, Lloyds or IUK.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description Discuss possibility of future projects 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact Discussion with WOOD regarding possibility of future projects
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description Discussed potential outreach activity for 2019 with head of activites at FACT, Liverpool 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Invited by director of activities at FACT, Liverpool, to arrange future outreach lectures on the impact of robotics to industry and society.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description Discussion with NDA 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact Input to Policy
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description Discussion with NDF 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact International Collaboration.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description Discussion with Nick Akiona 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact Discussion with Nick Akiona of Accenture Labs on uses of ORI tech for inspection tasks
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description Discussion with Oxford University 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Undergraduate students
Results and Impact National Collaboration.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description Discussion with Sellafield and NNL regarding engagement with RAIN 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact Meeting with senior engineers and innovation managers from Sellafield and the National Nuclear Laboratory to discuss current and future collaboration opportunities and working with RAIN
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description Discussion with Sellafield and NNL regarding engagement with RAIN 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact Meeting between RAIN directors and people from Sellafield and NNL regarding current and future work with RAIN
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description Dounreay Visit 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact Visit to Dounreay to discuss robotics technologies and potential solutions to decommissioning challenges facing DSRL, presentations delivered from RAIN and key challenge holders from DSRL. Site visits included as part of two day visit and engagement. Plans for future visits, robotics showcase and deployments put into place.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description Dr Bryony Butland, UKRI 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an open day or visit at my research institution
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact UKRI Visit
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description EDF Security Meeting 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact Nuclear Industry Association security summit hosted in Bristol - Plenary on robotics and innovation for security and surveillance.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description EDF meeting on nuclear safety and security 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact Meeting with EDF Head of Security for Hinkley Point C to discuss the use of sensor and robotic systems for site security and surveillance.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description Engaged with multiple RAIN partners at IROS Conference, Madrid, 2018, to discuss current and future collaboration 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Attended a variety of meetings throughout the conference to further RAIN research
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description Engineering in Practice Lecture, Oxford Univ 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Undergraduate students
Results and Impact All of OU Yr1 Eng Sci
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description Ess Industry Day 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an open day or visit at my research institution
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact Industry Visit
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description European Robotics Forum 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact Exhibited at the European Robotics Forum 2019. Took brochures and kit to display and create discussion.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
URL https://www.eu-robotics.net/robotics_forum/
 
Description Fair-Space visit to RACE 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Postgraduate students
Results and Impact Visit by FAIR-SPACE academics and related students to RACE to discuss collaborations on robotics in Nuclear and Space.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description Formal Methods for Autonomous Systems Workshop 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Academic workshop, in collaboration with Prof. Michael Fisher and Dr Marie Farrell, held at the Third World Congress on Formal Methods, in Porto. The workshop featured 2 invited speakers, 5 paper presentations, and a whole-group discussion session.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
URL https://autonomy-and-verification-uol.github.io/events/fmas/
 
Description Formal Methods for Autonomous Systems workshop, Porto 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Formal Methods for Autonomous Systems workshop, Porto
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019,2020
 
Description Fukushima site visit 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact Preparation for International Collaboration.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description Future Opportunities Group (FOG) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Future opportunities group, chaired by the Mayor of Copeland, includes leading members of key industry e.g. LEP, West Cumbrian Mining, UCLAN, NNL, SL, BECBC amongst many others. New opportunities discussed including new funding at REEL and overview of robotics successes.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description Future of Nuclear Robotics Safety Cases 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact This was the first in a series of workshops. It introduced the current certification processes, highlights some of the issues as we move towards more sophisticated Robotics and AI solutions, and discussed the way forward. We had have talks by representatives from the Universities of Liverpool, Manchester and York, and the Office for Nuclear Regulation (ONR).
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
URL http://tiny.cc/FNRSC2018
 
Description Future of Nuclear Safety Cases workshop 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact Future of Nuclear Safety Cases workshop
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
URL http://cgi.csc.liv.ac.uk/~mattlck/FNRC/workshop1/
 
Description Gave an invited talk at the AAAI 2018 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact 17-19/10/18 - Gave an invited talk at the AAAI 2018 Fall Symposium on Reasoning and Learning in Real-World Systems for Long-Term Autonomy and also represented RAIN paper (SOMA). DIscussions with other academics plus industry (Cogitai and Nissan).
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
URL http://rbr.cs.umass.edu/lta/
 
Description Gave invited talk at IIT, Genoa, on novel methods to be used in HRI within industry 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Invited talk
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description Gave presentation at AI Night event at Liverpool University disseminating HRI research to general public and academic audience 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Invited outreach lecture on the future of robotics and HRI
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description Gave presentation on methodologies used in HRI at HRI Conference, Chicago 2018 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Gave presentation
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description Gave talk on HRI practices and theory at AISB Conference, Liverpool. 2018 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Talk given at conference
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description Guest lecture in the Multi-Agent Systems class for Master students at the University of Genoa 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Postgraduate students
Results and Impact Rafael C. Cardoso and Angelo Ferrando gave an overview of three of the ISCF RAI Hubs (FAIR-SPACE, ORCA and RAIN) and discussed their research in the hubs during the first part of the lecture. In the second part of the lecture the speakers presented the 2019 Multi-Agent Programming Contest and discussed the strategies used by their team to win first place in the Contest.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
URL https://twitter.com/LivUni_AVLab/status/1187706140106379264
 
Description HBAC Opening 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an open day or visit at my research institution
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Demonstrated robots to Prince Willam at HBAC opening
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description HOME Offshore demonstration day 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact The HOME offshore project coordinated an event on autonomous inspection of assets in the energy industry. We had a RAIN stand and had a RAIN submersible platform demonstrating underwater inspection of mock up offshore wind farm. There were also drone inspections of the turbine blades. It was great to take part in an event focused on a different industry.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description Hosted BEIS At ORI 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an open day or visit at my research institution
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact Hosted visit of BEIS analysts, promoted ORI and RAIN, discussed UK funding landscape and translational activities
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description Hosted Dr.Andreea Radulescu 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Postgraduate students
Results and Impact Hosted Dr. Andreea Radulescu from Dyson robotics division, seminar at Oxford Robotics Seminar series
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description Hosted Italian High School Students 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an open day or visit at my research institution
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Schools
Results and Impact Hosted Italian High School Students at ORI
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description Hosted Italian high school students. Oct 17 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact ORI hosted high school students from Italy
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
URL https://ori.ox.ac.uk/itt-marconi-student-visit-to-ori/
 
Description Hosted Members Day at ORI 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an open day or visit at my research institution
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact Part of team hosting ORI Members' Day with BP, JLR, Nominet, Nav Tech, Bossa Nova, Honda Research Europe, and ASV
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description Hosted ORI Industry Members at ORI 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact 30/11/18 - Part of team hosting ORI Members' Day with BP, JLR, Nominet, Nav Tech, Bossa Nova, Honda Research Europe, and ASV
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description Hosted Remote Inspection Working Group 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an open day or visit at my research institution
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact Led Remote Inspection Working Group meeting with representatives from NNL, Nuvia, Jacobs, James Fisher Nuclear plus MAN, LANCS, BRIS
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description Hosted Toyota Representatives at ORI 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an open day or visit at my research institution
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact Hosted Toyota Representatives at ORI
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description Hosted Toyota representatives in ORI. Oct 12 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact Hosted Toyota representatives in ORI. Oct 12
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description Hosted W20 presentation at Oxford Robotics Institute to International Business Leaders 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact Hosted W20 presentation at Oxford Robotics Institute to International Business Leaders
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description Hosted Whitehall Industry Group 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact Hosted Whitehall Industry Group at Oxford Robotics Institute to present to them about us/ demo and around workshop
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description Hosted a visit from a contact at ZF Group 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an open day or visit at my research institution
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact Hosted a visit from a contact at ZF Group.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description Hosted a visit from a contact at ZF Group. 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact 8/10/18 - Hosted a visit from a contact at ZF Group.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description Hosted group from Liverpool for Theme 4 discussion 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an open day or visit at my research institution
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact Hosted group from Liverpool for Theme 4 discussions.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description Hosted group from Liverpool for Theme 4 discussions. 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an open day or visit at my research institution
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact 1/11/18 - Hosted group from Liverpool for Theme 4 discussions.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description Hosted visit and meeting in ORI with Prof. George Pappas 09/10/2018 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact Hosted visit and meeting in ORI with Prof. George Pappas 09/10/2018
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description Hosted visit and meeting in ORI with Professor George Pappas 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an open day or visit at my research institution
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Postgraduate students
Results and Impact ORI hosted a visit and meeting with Professor George Pappas - there were several talks and demos throughout the day
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description Hosted visit from Lightsource BP 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an open day or visit at my research institution
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact Discussion on use of autonomous robots for solar farm maintainence
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description Hosted visit from Singapore government delegation 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an open day or visit at my research institution
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact The visit was led by the Assistant Chief Executive (Technology and Infrastructure) of IMDA, Mr Philip Heah with representatives from Singapore government research agency (A*STAR). The Intelligent Computing Labs (division of IMDA, led by Dr Ngoh Lek Heng) is now embarking on a new initiative called the Human & Machine Collaboration (HMC) in order to implement this vision recommended under the SDE TRM by exploring potential area for collaboration with UK universities and companies.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description Hosted visitor at Oxford Robotics Institute 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an open day or visit at my research institution
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Undergraduate students
Results and Impact Hosted Dr Radu Calinescu - January 2018 at Oxford Robotics Institute
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description Hosted visitor at Oxford Robotics Institute 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Postgraduate students
Results and Impact RAIN hosted Prof Ludovic Righetti from NYU and MPI for invited talk "On the Importance of contact interactions for robotic locomotion and manipulation' 05.06.18
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description ICRA workshop 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Organized workshop on
Towards Real-World Deployment of Legged Robots
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
URL https://icra2019wslocomotion.wordpress.com/
 
Description IET Prestige Lecture Series - ASIPP, Hefei 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Postgraduate students
Results and Impact Academia
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description IET Prestige Lecture Series - Beijing University of Post and Telecoms (QMU), Beijing 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Postgraduate students
Results and Impact Academia
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description IET Prestige Lecture Series - City Univ, Hong Kong 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Postgraduate students
Results and Impact Academia
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description IET Prestige Lecture Series - SWIP, Chengdu 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Postgraduate students
Results and Impact Academia
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description IET Prestige Lecture Series - Sanjiang University, Nanjing 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Postgraduate students
Results and Impact Academia
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description IET Prestige Lecture Series - Tsinghua, Beijing 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact Academia
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description IET Prestige Lecture Series - UESTC, Chengdu 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Postgraduate students
Results and Impact Academia
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description IET Prestige Lecture Series - Xi'an Jiaotong - Liverpool University, Suzhou 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Postgraduate students
Results and Impact Academia
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description IET Prestige Lecture Series - Zhejiang University, Hangzhou 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Postgraduate students
Results and Impact Academia
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description IIF Festival 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Demonstrated our robot Betty at the Westgate during the IIF Festival in Oxford
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description IMechE Nuclear Decommissioning Knowledge Capture Workshop - 13 February 2019 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact IMechE Nuclear Decommissioning Knowledge Capture Workshop - 13 February 2019: Research Associate, Kaiqiang Zhang, and I participated. This was an ideal opportunity to meet various industrial and governmental stakeholders across Europe involved in various aspects of nuclear decommissioning. The event took place at the Office of Nuclear Regulations in Bootle. (This is reported for NCNR and RAIN)
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
URL http://nearyou.imeche.org/eventdetail?id=16007
 
Description IMechE Visit to REEL 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact Visit to REEL from IMechE members, made up of representatives of multiple industry organisations. Talks delivered and demonstrations of robotics technologies showcased. Follow up enquiries for involvement in future outreach activities in local area as well as requests for repeat visits for IMechE to REEL.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description IROS Madrid 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact International Conference
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description ISCF Grand Challenges - Resolution Foundation - David Willetts 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact Resolution Foundation - David Willetts
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description ISCF Grand Challenges - Resolution Foundation - David Willetts 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact Resolution Foundation - David Willetts
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description ITER - RACE Steering Group 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an open day or visit at my research institution
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact International Collaboration.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description ITER - RACE Steering Group 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an open day or visit at my research institution
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact ITER - Race Steering Group
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description Industrial event in Manchester 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact industrial event in Manchester
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description Industry visitors (Rolls-Royce Deutschland and Fraunhofer) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact The potential collaboration was discussed and a preliminary agreement was made during this visiting
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description Inter-operable Robotics Workshop 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact National Collaboration.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description Internationa Symposium on Fusion Remote Handling Technology 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact Hosted and organised 2nd international symposium on fusion remote handling technology.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description International Robotics Showcase 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact Stand at the international robotics showcase, including 3 robotic platforms that we demonstrated to attendees.
About the event:
The full-day programme includes exclusive talks by world-renowned experts in science and technology, panel discussions, exhibitions, robot demonstrations and an award ceremony for competition winners demonstrating cutting-edge robotics innovation.

Exciting demonstrations of cutting-edge robotics technology;

Lively discussion and debate, covering ethical, legal and economic impacts of Robotics and AI;

The release of several new White Papers, covering the current research landscape in:
Urban Automation & Transport
AgriTech
The day also offers academics, industry, government organisations and the public, the opportunity to enjoy the fascinating and diverse exhibits by our sponsors, as well as provide a lively forum for discussion and discovery of some of the latest technological developments and research challenges in Robotics and Autonomous Systems.

The event will take place within the 2018 International Business Festival and a 9 day pass is included within your registration.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description International robotics showcase 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact The centrepiece of the UK Robotics Week, the international robotics showcase includes world renowned keynote speakers and leading industry exhibitors and robot demonstrations. We had a lot of discussion and interaction from this event.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
URL https://www.ukras.org/robotics-week/international-robotics-showcase-2019-programme/
 
Description Interview for BBC Click 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Media (as a channel to the public)
Results and Impact During attending the Farnborough Air Show 2018 in the UK, James Kell from Rolls-Royce plc was interviewed by the BBC Click and he had talked about the advanced On-Wing technology which has been developed at RR UTC at University of Nottingham.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
URL https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/n3ct4dyr
 
Description Interview for Science online news 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Media (as a channel to the public)
Results and Impact Interview for Science online news -- regarding the virtual reality-based human-swarm interaction system developed by the University of Manchester within RAIN hub.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
URL https://www.sciencemag.org/news/2019/03/ever-dream-controlling-robot-swarms-new-virtual-reality-head...
 
Description Interview on BBC Radio Merseyside Sci-Friday as expert on robotics 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Was special guest on science slot, Sci-Friday, on BBC Radio Merseyside to discuss robotics
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description Interview with Ipsos-MORI 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact Ipsos-MORI Survey Interview
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description Invited talk at CyPhyAssure Spring School 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Postgraduate students
Results and Impact Invited talk at CyPhyAssure Spring School University of York.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
URL https://www.cs.york.ac.uk/circus/CyPhyAssure/school/
 
Description Invited talk at CyPhyAssure Spring School 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Postgraduate students
Results and Impact Invited talk at CyPhyAssure Spring School
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description Invited talk at Robotics For Extreme Environments event 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact Invited talk on RAIN/RACE collaborations with FAIR-SPACE on robotics for extreme environments at NASA Johnson Space Centre
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description Invited talk at Verification of Autonomous Systems Working Group, Washigton DC, USA [Nov 2018] 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Invited talk at Verification of Autonomous Systems Working Group, Washigton DC, USA [Nov 2018]
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
URL http://www.robotistry.org/vaswg/nist2018/nist2018.html
 
Description Invited talk at the Annual Meeting of the Atomic Energy Society of Japan, March 2018 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact The invited talk was well received and was preceded by talks by officials from the British Embassy in Tokyo, Japan, and it extended awareness of our detector-related robotic activities to the wider Atomic Energy community in Japan consolidating further collaboration and engagement.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
URL https://confit.atlas.jp/guide/event/aesj2018s/advanced?query=Joyce&searchType=subject
 
Description Invited talk at the workshop "Emerging Learning Techniques for Robotics" at Hamlyn Symposium 2019, London, UK 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Around 50 researchers attended the workshop to share the state-of-the-art research in emerging learning techniques for robotics. The speakers are experts in robotics interanationally, including Prof. Gordon Cheng, Technical University of Munich (TUM), Germany, Dr Ender Konukoglu, ETH Zurich, Switzerland. It was opened by Prof. Guang-Zhong Yang, The Hamlyn Centre, Imperial College London, UK, who is the president of the UK-RAS network.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
URL https://www.ukras.org/wp-content/uploads/2019/06/WAPM12-Emerging-F-1.pdf
 
Description Invited talk to Aker Solutions 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact Dissemination to Industry
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description Invited talk to Conference on Al and Robotics 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact Conference Talk.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description Invited talk: 'Real-time, fast neutron detection and its applications', Reactor Centre, Jošef Stefan Institute (Slovenia, 2018). 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact An invited talk given to employees and researchers at the Slovenian reactor institute, including people from the Japanese Atomic Energy Agency and the Japanese National Maritime Research Institute.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description Ipsos-MORI survey interview, 06/12/2018 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact Ipsos-MORI survey interview, 06/12/2018
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description Ipsus Morri survey participation 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact Ipsus Morri survey participation to support RAIN performance analysis
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description JFNL Call - 1/8/19 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact JFNL Call
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL) - CalTech 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Research talk to NASA JPL at start of a research collaboration
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description KTN RAI industrial showcase 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact KTN RAI Industry event. RAIN director Professor Lennox gave a presentation, joint with Sellafield and Forth engineering, on the development of the AVEXIS and the success of the collaboration. The event was well attended and a lot of people came to talk to us at the stand.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description KTN Robotics Showcase day 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact Had a stand exhibiting at the KTN Robotics Showcase event. This event was oversubscribed and a great opportunity to interact with people working in RAI.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
URL https://ktn-uk.co.uk/news/highlights-from-the-robotics-and-artificial-intelligence-industry-showcase
 
Description Keynote at the IOPartsworkshop at MobiSys 2018 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact Keynote at the IOPartsworkshop at MobiSys 2018
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
URL https://www.sigmobile.org/mobisys/2018/workshops/
 
Description Kuka Systems ltd visit 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact Discussion on potential collaborations and opportunities with Kuka systems ltd.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description Lecture and Panel discussion at CyPhyAssure 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact Attended CyPhyAssure spring school/workshop at York. Gave invited lecture, participated in panel discussion.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description Legacy Ponds Visit Sellafield 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact Engagement with Legacy Ponds team on Sellafield site following earlier robotics showcase on site. Follow up meeting with site tour to visit legacy ponds facilities and engage with key operations team members. Information share on current projects progress and key challenges for stakeholders. Follow up requests for further engagement and demonstration of technology on site.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description Lego Robots regional final 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Schools
Results and Impact Hosted the lego robots schools tournament. There were 9 teams from different schools across Greater Manchester in attendance in 2019, and this rose to 18 schools for 2020. These children had been engaged with researchers whilst developing their robots, stimulating interest in robotics. Schools from 2019 returned for 2020, clearly finding the event useful and worthwhile.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019,2020
URL http://www.firstlegoleague.co.uk/
 
Description Lego Rovers a Great Hollingworth Academy 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Schools
Results and Impact A workshop on Mars Rovers and AI Programming was delivered to a 5 classes as part of a Year 9 enrichment day.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description Lego Rovers at Aintree Davenhill 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Schools
Results and Impact Four robot programming workshops delivered to primary school children
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
URL http://legorovers.csc.liv.ac.uk
 
Description Lego Rovers at Arnot St. Mary 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Schools
Results and Impact A Lego Robot programming workshop held a school for years 5 and 6.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
URL http://legorovers.csc.liv.ac.uk
 
Description Lego Rovers at Ashurst Primary 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Schools
Results and Impact Programming workshop with Lego Robots delivered to primary school children.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
URL http://legorovers.csc.liv.ac.uk
 
Description Lego Rovers at Cheltenham Science Festival 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact A stand for the Lego Rover activity at Cheltenham Science Festival organised by the UK Robotics and Autonomous Systems network in order to publicise their robot programming competition.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description Lego Rovers at Fairfield Primary 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Schools
Results and Impact Programming workshop using Lego Robots delivered to primary school children.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
URL http://legorovers.csc.liv.ac.uk
 
Description Lego Rovers at Fairfield Primary 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Schools
Results and Impact Lego Robot programming workshop delivered to six classes at a local primary school.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
URL http://legorovers.csc.liv.ac.uk
 
Description Lego Rovers at Great Ashton STEM Academy 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Schools
Results and Impact A workshop on Mars Rovers and AI Programming was delivered to a STEM Club.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
URL http://legorovers.csc.liv.ac.uk
 
Description Lego Rovers at Green Park School 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Schools
Results and Impact Five robot programming workshops delivered to primary school children.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
URL http://legorovers.csc.liv.ac.uk
 
Description Lego Rovers at Haydock High School 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Schools
Results and Impact A Lego Robot programming activity run for an after school club.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
URL http://legorovers.csc.liv.ac.uk
 
Description Lego Rovers at Holy Cross Primary 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Schools
Results and Impact Lego Robot programming workshops run for years 3-6 at Holy Cross Primary School.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
URL http://legorovers.csc.liv.ac.uk
 
Description Lego Rovers at Holy Rosary Primary 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Schools
Results and Impact Two Lego Rovers workshops delivered to Year 5 children.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
URL http://legorovers.csc.liv.ac.uk
 
Description Lego Rovers at Hudson Primary 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Schools
Results and Impact A workshop on Mars Rovers and AI Programming was delivered to three classes of Primary School children.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
URL http://legorovers.csc.liv.ac.uk
 
Description Lego Rovers at LIPA Primary 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Schools
Results and Impact A workshop on Mars Rovers and AI Programming was delivered to two classes of Primary School children.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
URL http://legorovers.csc.liv.ac.uk
 
Description Lego Rovers at Lydiate Primary 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Schools
Results and Impact Three Lego Rovers workshops delivered to primary children.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
URL http://legorovers.csc.liv.ac.uk
 
Description Lego Rovers at Manchester Youth Zone 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact Ran three Robot programming workshops at a holiday club organised by Manchester Youth Zone which was running a STEM theme.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
URL http://legorovers.csc.liv.ac.uk
 
Description Lego Rovers at Melland High School 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Schools
Results and Impact Lego Rover workshop delivered to a mixed group of SEN children.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
URL http://legorovers.csc.liv.ac.uk
 
Description Lego Rovers at Melling Primary 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Schools
Results and Impact Four workshops run for primary children in Key Stage 2. Sparking questions and discussion afterwards.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
URL http://legorovers.csc.liv.ac.uk
 
Description Lego Rovers at Speke Hall 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact 9 lego robot programming workshops were run for families over three days. This was to tie in with the National Trusts Women and Power theme, and Speke Hall's Vigorous Victorians theme which featured Ada Lovelace. The workshops were well received with most families reporting that it got them to discuss issues around robots and artificial intelligence with their family and friends.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description Lego Rovers at St. Andrew's 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Schools
Results and Impact Two Lego Rover workshops delivered to year 3 classes.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
URL http://legorovers.csc.liv.ac.uk
 
Description Lego Rovers at St. Anne's Primary 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Schools
Results and Impact Three Lego Robot programming workshops run at a primary school
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
URL http://legorovers.csc.liv.ac.uk
 
Description Lego Rovers at St. George's Primary 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Schools
Results and Impact A programming workshop using Lego Robots was delivered to four classes in Key Stage 2.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
URL http://legorovers.csc.liv.ac.uk
 
Description Lego Rovers at St. Gregory's 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Schools
Results and Impact Two workshops run for primary children in Key Stage 2. Sparking questions and discussion afterwards.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description Lego Rovers at St. Hilda's Primary 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Schools
Results and Impact A workshop on Mars Rovers and AI Programming was delivered to a class of Primary School children.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
URL http://legorovers.csc.liv.ac.uk
 
Description Lego Rovers at St. John Bosco 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Schools
Results and Impact Two workshops run for primary children in Key Stage 2. Sparking questions and discussion afterwards.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description Lego Rovers at St. Joseph's Catholic Primary 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Schools
Results and Impact A robot programming workshop run with children in year 4-6.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
URL http://legorovers.csc.liv.ac.uk
 
Description Lego Rovers at St. Mary's Crosby 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Schools
Results and Impact A workshop on Mars Rovers and AI Programming was delivered to two classes of Primary School children.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description Lego Rovers at St. Oswald's 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Schools
Results and Impact Two Lego programming workshops delivered to a primary school audience.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
URL http://legorovers.csc.liv.ac.uk
 
Description Lego Rovers at St. Paul's Catholic Junior School 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Schools
Results and Impact Two visits to St. Paul's Catholic Junior School delivering Lego Rover workshops to Y3 and Y5.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
URL http://legorovers.csc.liv.ac.uk
 
Description Lego Rovers at St. Thomas' 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Schools
Results and Impact A Lego Robot Programming workshop was delivered to 4 classes of primary children
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
URL http://legorovers.csc.liv.ac.uk
 
Description Lego Rovers at Summerhill Primary 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Schools
Results and Impact Four robot programming workshops delivered to primary school children.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description Lego Rovers at the AISB Convention 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Lego Rovers workshop for families run as part of the AISB Convention
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
URL http://legorovers.csc.liv.ac.uk
 
Description Lego Rovers at the World Museum 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Four family workshops run at the World Museum in Liverpool to support their Astronomy Photograph of the Year exhibition. Approx 15 families participated experimenting with controlling and programming Lego Robots.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
URL http://legorovers.csc.liv.ac.uk
 
Description Lego Rovers at the World Museum (Moon Landing) 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Four family workshops held at the World Museum, Liverpool as part of their celebration of 50 years of the Moon Landings. Positive and interesting conversations with participants and discussion with the World Museum about integrating the workshop into their schools' programme in the coming year.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
URL http://legorovers.csc.liv.ac.uk
 
Description Lego Rovers: Light Night 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact I ran an outreach stand at Light Night (Liverpool's free one-night arts and culture festival) for the Lego Rovers activity (developed by Dr Louise Dennis at the University of Liverpool). I talked to members of the general public (old and young) about autonomous robotics and AI, while demonstrating several Lego Rover robots in both remote control and autonomous modes. This sparked many questions from both the children and adults, which were much wider than just the concepts in the activity.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
URL http://legorovers.csc.liv.ac.uk/
 
Description Lego Rovers: Liverpool World Museum 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Four workshops (with up to 10 groups in each workshop) for the Lego Rovers outreach activity (developed by Dr Louise Dennis at the University of Liverpool). We guided the groups of children through a series of activities with their Lego Rover robot. First, they were shown how to remote control the robot; then we introduced a delay to their remote control, to simulate the robot being on the moon; then we explained the idea of AI and autonomous systems and allowed them to play with adding rules to the robot to make it take actions by itself.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
URL http://www.liverpoolmuseums.org.uk/wml/events/displayevent.aspx?EventId=40204
 
Description Lego Rovers: Liverpool World Museum 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Four workshops (with up to 10 groups in each workshop) for the Lego Rovers outreach activity (developed by Dr Louise Dennis at the University of Liverpool). We guided the groups of children through a series of activities with their Lego Rover robot. First, they were shown how to remote control the robot; then we introduced a delay to their remote control, to simulate the robot being on the moon; then we explained the idea of AI and autonomous systems and allowed them to play with adding rules to the robot to make it take actions by itself.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
URL http://legorovers.csc.liv.ac.uk/
 
Description Lego Rovers: Speke Hall 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact A two day event at Speke Hall, Liverpool where we ran a series of workshops (with up to 10 groups in each workshop) for the Lego Rovers outreach activity (developed by Dr Louise Dennis at the University of Liverpool). We guided the groups of children through a series of activities with their Lego Rover robot. First, they were shown how to remote control the robot; then we introduced a delay to their remote control, to simulate the robot being on the moon; then we explained the idea of AI and autonomous systems and allowed them to play with adding rules to the robot to make it take actions by itself.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
URL http://legorovers.csc.liv.ac.uk/
 
Description Lego Space Rovers at Manchester Science Festival 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact A series of 20 workshops on programming autonomous systems delivered to families as part of Manchester Science Festival. Children were highly engaged and there were questions on future directions from parents.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
URL http://legorovers.csc.liv.ac.uk
 
Description Local Industrial Strategy 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an open day or visit at my research institution
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact Input to Policy
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description MASTU opening 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact National Collaboration.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description METI DCF Japan Visit 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact Presentation on REE Laboratory and the Robotics for Extreme Environment Group (REEG) and wider research program including RNE and RAIN to members of the Japanese BEIS/NDA (METI), organised by BECBC (British Energy Coast Business Cluster). Members of the UK nuclear industry present including NNL, Sellafield Ltd, CoNE, North West Nuclear Arc Consortium, Dalton Nuclear Institute (University of Manchester) and local business influencers. Specifically spoke about the research undertaken by the programmes and the impact locally and advantages of having close ties and engagement with the nuclear industry. Jan 2019
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description MIRRAX CZT and code Sellafield 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact Discussions with Sellafield on integration of uSPEC CZT ritec sensor into MIRRAX robot for future deployment on SL site.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description MIRRAX- Development and Deployment 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact Technology engagement to discuss MIRRAX development for particular site deployment, and design of robot and corresponding collimator requirements for deployment scenario, Sept 2019.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description Maeeting with Japan Atomic Energy Agency (JAEA) and Kyoto University 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact Presenting on technological developments to solve nuclear challenges
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description MallARD at THORP discussion 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact Engagement with THORP stakeholders to discuss possible use of MallARD robot in ponds with specific sensor payload.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description Meeting CORIN Team from Manchester 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Postgraduate students
Results and Impact Meeting and discussion about future collaboration activities
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description Meeting Maxon Motors 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact Meeting with Dr. Bianca Barun (CH) and William Mason (UK) from Maxon Motors
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description Meeting and visit with CreaTec 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an open day or visit at my research institution
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact CreaTec visited ORI to discuss collab with Ioannis Havoutis
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description Meeting at National Nuclear Laboratories, Brichwood 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact Meeting at National Nuclear Laboratories, Brichwood
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description Meeting at National Nuclear Laboratories, Brichwood 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Meeting at National Nuclear Laboratories, Brichwood
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description Meeting at National Nuclear Laboratories, Brichwood 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Meeting with NNL at Birchwood, Warrington
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description Meeting at National Nuclear Laboratories, Workington 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Meeting at NNL, Workingotn, 26th January 2018
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description Meeting at National Nuclear Laboratories, Workington 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Meeting at NNL, Workington, 30th May 2018
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description Meeting at National Nuclear Laboratories, in Liverpool 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact Meeting with NNL to discuss future collaborations
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description Meeting to discuss potential for research project 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact Discussion with The Perfect Little Company regarding potential research project
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description Meeting with AWE re sensor units 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact Meeting with AWE regarding the use of their Kromek D3S sensor units for integration into robotic ground and aerial systems for surveys. A loan of 5 sensors was agreed.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description Meeting with Accenture 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact Meeting with Accenture to discuss potential inspection trials with the ANYmal quadruped
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description Meeting with Aron Kidsi (GMV) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact Meeting with GMV on space robotics.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description Meeting with BP 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an open day or visit at my research institution
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Meeting with BP about collaboration and partnership
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description Meeting with British Solar Renewables 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact Talked to British Solar Renewables about a possible long term inspection and monitoring application at solar farms.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description Meeting with Cavendish 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact Discussion and lab tour with Cavendish Nuclear / Babcock to find challenge areas we could address and potential for collaboration. There were a few specific projects that they were particularly interested in.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description Meeting with Createc 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact Meeting with CEO of Createc on RH and glovebox demonstration and future innovation/funding.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description Meeting with Createc 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact Kick off meeting for the RAIN extension project "Flexible/Modular Radiation Sensing for Mobile Robots"
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description Meeting with Createc 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact Initial meeting between RAIN and Createc. Lots of overlapping interests and technological skills between RAIN and Createc in the space of remote inspection. Createc have a test site at RACE and offices in Oxford, so we will try to build on this to support RIWG activities at least.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description Meeting with Createc 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact Meeting with Createc about starting Innovate UK project
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description Meeting with Createc on Interoperable Robotics 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact Met to discuss industry needs and strategy for UK interoperable robotics.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description Meeting with DIT 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an open day or visit at my research institution
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact Preparation for National Collaboration.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description Meeting with Dan Wolff, from the Nuclear Innovations & Research Office on 15 July 2019 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact Meeting with Dan Wolff, from the Nuclear Innovations & Research Office on 15 July 2019
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description Meeting with FAIR-SPACE strategic partnerships manager 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Media (as a channel to the public)
Results and Impact Attended meeting related to inter-hub engagement and news publication related to FARE-SPACE and RACE
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description Meeting with FAIRspace team 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact Attended event hosted by FAIR-SPACE, sparking many discussions around possible collaborations.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description Meeting with Gregg Epps from React Robotics 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an open day or visit at my research institution
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact Meeting with Gregg Epps from React Robotics, discussion about current activities and possible projects
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description Meeting with Jameel Marafie - Headlight AL - 6/6/19 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact Meeting with Jameel Marafie - Headlight AL
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description Meeting with Kevin Burns, Head of Glove Boxes R&D at Sellafield 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an open day or visit at my research institution
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact Demonstration of current developments of the Virtual Reality lab for remote manipulation at the University of Manchester. Mr Burns provided a description of the different activities at Sellafield Ltd related with glove boxes, and the meeting was designed to design a demonstration related with these activities. The meeting was also attended by Robert Skilton (RACE) and Inmo Jang (PDRA at University of Manchester).
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description Meeting with Kevin Burns, Sellafield 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact Detailed workshop of Sellafield glovebox POCO challenge with main challenge owner from Sellafield.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description Meeting with Lord Giddens and Lord Puttnam at the House of Lords 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact Meeting with Lord Puttnam and Lord Giddens to advise on latest developments in robotics and AI. Lord Puttnam and Giddens are both members fo the Parliamentary AI Committee.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description Meeting with NDF 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an open day or visit at my research institution
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact Preparation for International Collaboration
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description Meeting with NDF 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact International Collaboration.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description Meeting with National Nuclear Laboratories and Sellafield, at NNL Workington 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact Meeting with National Nuclear Laboratories and Sellafield, at NNL Workington
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description Meeting with National Nuclear Laboratories at Liverpool 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Meeting with National Nuclear Laboratories at University of Liverpool, 14th May 2018
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description Meeting with National Nuclear Laboratories at Liverpool 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact Meeting with National Nuclear Laboratories at Liverpool
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description Meeting with Nuclear AMRC 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact Presenting on technological developments to solve nuclear challenges
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description Meeting with ORI and MRF 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact Workshop with ORI and UKAEA Materials Research Facility to discuss opportunities for mobile mapping and recovery.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description Meeting with Office for Nuclear Regulation (Liverpool 2017) 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact Participated in a meeting at University of Liverpool (20th December 2017) with members of the RAIN Hub and the Office of Nuclear Regulation. The impact of this was to shape future research directions.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description Meeting with Office for Nuclear Regulation, Bootle 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Meeting with Office for Nuclear Regulation, Bootle
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description Meeting with Office for Nuclear Regulation, Bootle 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact Meeting with Office for Nuclear Regulation, Bootle
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description Meeting with Office for Nuclear Regulation, Bootle 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact Meeting with Office for Nuclear Regulation, Bootle
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description Meeting with Ozan Tokatli, RACE/UKAEA 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact Meeting with Ozan Tokatli from RACE/UKAEA about possible secondment
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description Meeting with Peter Scarfe and William Harwin at Reading University to develop remote handling grant application 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Visiting Reading University to develop collaboration
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description Meeting with Prof Oxford Brookes 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Study participants or study members
Results and Impact RAS Apprenticeships
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description Meeting with SL/NNL 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact Industry Meeting - Glove Boxes
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description Meeting with Shadow Robot 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact Meeting with Shadow and discussion on RH, glovebox challenge, and nuclear policy.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description Meeting with Sun Yat-sen University SYSU and Japan Atomic Energy Agency JAEA 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact Meeting as a follow-up from the Uranium Science conference to discuss next steps for heightened collaboration
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description Meeting with VNS 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact International Collaboration.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description Meeting with VNS(UK) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact International Collaboration.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description Meeting with Vin Sumner (CL) at RACE - 16/8/19 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact Meeting with Vin Sumner (CL) at RACE - 16/8/19
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description Meeting with Wood Nuclear at Birchwood 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact Meeting with Wood Nuclear at Birchwood to discuss ongoing collaboration
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description Meeting with Wood Nuclear at Liverpool 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact Meeting with Wood Nuclear at Liverpool
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description Meeting with student group at Manchester 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Undergraduate students
Results and Impact Attended briefing session for a group of students at Manchester, incluing briefings and Q&A on Fusion robotics and UKAEA business model.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description Meetings with ORCA members at Heriot-Watt to discuss cross-hub activities 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact 20/11/18 - Meetings with ORCA members at Heriot-Watt to discuss cross-hub activities
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description Member of expert panel at LivWise event at Liverpool University to discuss the future of robotics and its social impact 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Discussed the future of robotics as an expert member of a panel of robotics specialists to a large, broad audience of academics and the general public.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description Met with Createc to discuss nuclear inspeciton and robotics 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an open day or visit at my research institution
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact 8/11/18 - Met with Createc to discuss nuclear inspeciton and robotics
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description Met with Manolis Chiou from University of Birmingham, 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact Met with Manolis Chiou from University of Birmingham, part of NCNR hub, to collaborate on mixed initiative autonomy
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description Microsoft Research Montreal 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Research talk to Microsoft Research Montreal
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description Multiple meetings with National Nuclear Labs to discuss and plan out future collaborations 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact Over 2018 multiple visits were made to NNL in Workington and Liverpool, and members of NNL visited Liverpool University, in order to devise collaborative work for the future of RAIN on HRI.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description NAS - Washington 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an open day or visit at my research institution
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact Industry Visit
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description NASA Workshop at the University of Liverpool 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Schools
Results and Impact Mars Rover themed LEGO Robot workshops organised as part of a University Event surrounding a visit from Holly Ridings.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description NDA Nuclear Supply Chain 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an open day or visit at my research institution
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact National Collaboration.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description NDA Research Board 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact NDA Research Board
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description NDA Research Board visit to RACE - 13/5/19 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact NDA Research Board visit to RACE
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description NDA Research Board visit to RACE - 14/5/19 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact NDA Research Board visit to RACE
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description NDA and EPSRC visit DCF/REEL 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact Nuclear decommissioning authority (NDA) along with senior EPSRC members visited the Dalton Cumbrian Facility, members from REEL took robots to demonstrate recent updates and give presentations on current research findings.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description NDA stakeholder summit 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact Demonstrate CARMA and AVEXIS to NDA stakeholders. Showing our innovations in robotics for decommissioning and highlighting the progress in collaboration to date to ensure a pipeline of innovative technologies and skilled capability.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description NDA visit REEL 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact Visit of NDA members to REEL, update on current research progress, tour of facilities and demonstration of robotic technologies given. Discussions on future funding and opportunities with other site licenced companies.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description NDA visit and comms 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact Visit from the NDA to our REE Laboratory in West Cumbria, meeting with the communications department to demonstrate robotics technology. Videos were taken on the CARMA and MALLARD robots in addition to documentation of the MIRRAX robot in construction, engagement with researchers. Photos and videos were used in wider publicity about our robotics technologies and advancements, Oct 2018.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description NDF - Tokyo 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact Preparation for International Collaboration.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description NDF Workshop 3 - 17/6/19 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact NDF Workshop 3
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description NDF Workshop 3 - 18/6/19 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact NDF Workshop 3
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description NDF Workshop 3 - 19/6/19 - 20/6/19 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact NDF Workshop 3
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description NDF, TEPCO, JAEA, TPT Workshop 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact Workshop on robotics for extreme environmets held with TEPCO, NDF, etc. on good practices in robotic applications in nuclear.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description NIA Dinner 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact Networking Event
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description NNL Celebrating Excellence meeting 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact working meeting with Sellafield and NNL to discuss and prepare for NNL's celebrating excellence meeting later in year.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
 
Description NWRDF mtg hosted by RACE 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an open day or visit at my research institution
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Undergraduate students
Results and Impact National Collaboration.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description Nakagawa 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact Nakagawa
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description National Glovebox Users Forum 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact National Glovebox Users Forum
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description New Scientist Interview 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact Interview with New Scientist - outreach public engagement
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description Newsletter to industry 
Form Of Engagement Activity Engagement focused website, blog or social media channel
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact Newsletter distributed to industry contacts highlighting blog posts on the website. More than 75% of recipients engaged with the newsletter.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019,2020
 
Description NuIX Launch event 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact We had a stand at an event launching the Nuclear Innovation Exchange Program. This is one of the KTN-ix challenge groups. The KTN-iX is an online platform that promotes innovation transfer, matching real industry challenges from large companies (Tier 1 and 2) to organisations, often from other sectors, who have innovative technology and can facilitate faster development of novel solutions to those challenges. It was useful to see the launch of this and network with the industry. We made some interesting new contacts at this event.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description Nuclear Waste & Decommissioning Research Forum 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact Presenting on technological developments to solve nuclear challenges
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description Nuclear academics meeting 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact The meeting provides a forum for academics working on nuclear energy related research, from new build through to decommissioning of existing reactors, to discuss topics of common interest. This year there were national and international speakers from industry, government, funding bodies and academia.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description Nuvia COMO CARMA and Sellafield - follow up 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact Follow up meeting to discuss integration of Nuvia's COMO detector into commercial CARMA product via KTP project. Discussion with ESH&Q sensors to be used on outdoor CARMA project and further details on safety requirements.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description Nuvia COMO and CARMA at SL 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact Discussion of use of Nuvia's COMO detector on CARMA robot for commercial product with Sellafield EHS&Q and other related stakeholders. Discussion of other possible sensors for CARMA in particular for outdoor use. Discussions rescheduled for future meeting, paperwork for deployment discussed with plant owners.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description Nuvia visit to REEL 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact Engagement with project partners Nuvia, to discuss and share updates of current technologies and explore future working opportunities.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description Nuvia: Robotics Engagement 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact Discussion of robotic technologies, opportunities for collaboration and future projects. Sept 2018
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description OCRA Demonstration day 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact Demonstration of research results to industry in application-relevant settings. Participants were from ORCA, RAIN, ORI, Liverpool, Edinburgh, HWU, Imperial, EDF, Wood, EPSRC, Schlumberger, Total, i-Tech, Cybernetix, Chevron and others. We demonstrated: Anymal doing 3 autonomous tasks (walking, stair climbing, obstacle traversal); Husky doing teach-and-repeat navigation with 3D reconstruction and change detection; Jackal doing radiation-aware multi-objective mission planning
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description OION Annual Dinner 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact Investor Event.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description ORCA Hub Independent Steering Committee - Heriot Watt University, Edinburgh 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact National Collaboration
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description Oceanbusiness 2019 Exhibition Attendance 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact Exhibition of all things ocean related. Mainly underwater robotic systems, sonars, imaging and survey techniques. Many businesses interested in collaboration with RAIN and offering research discounts for equipment to be used in research/nuclear environments. Many outlining they had been contacted by the nuclear industry to apply their oil and gas/offshore technology to nuclear challenges.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description Organised a workshop "ViTac: Integrating Vision and Touch for Multimodal and Cross-modal Perception" at ICRA 2019, Montreal, Canada 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact In this one-day workshop we will bring together experts from the diverse range of disciplines and encompass engineers, computer scientists, cognitive scientists and sensor developers, to discuss topics relating to fusion of vision and touch sensing.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
URL http://wordpress.csc.liv.ac.uk/smartlab/icra-2019-vitac-workshop/
 
Description Outreach robotics competition for primary school children 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Schools
Results and Impact The event was in associate with the Royal Academy of Engineering and hosted at The University of Manchester. About 65 students and 15 students visited from local schools, there was a particular emphasis on engaging with young female children to highlight how engineering is an exciting career and the difference it can make for people and society. There was a good 20 minutes of questions from students and interest in how they could do more robotics at school
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description Outreach talk to Further Maths Students 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Schools
Results and Impact Talk about engineering and robotics at the "Further Maths Waht's Next?" student outreach event at the University of Oxford
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
URL http://www.cs.ox.ac.uk/FurtherMathsWhatNext/
 
Description Outreach talk to Further Maths Students 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Schools
Results and Impact Talk about engineering and robotics at the "Further Maths Waht's Next?" student outreach event at the University of Oxford
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
URL http://www.cs.ox.ac.uk/FurtherMathsWhatNext/
 
Description Overview in Robotics activities at University of Manchester 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact Outreach talk at University of the Third Age (U3A) at Wilmslow for 80 people. Date:19/02/2019.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description PLACEHOLDER: RAIN & I2C Regular meetings - 21/5/19 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local