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

Publications

10 25 50
 
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. 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. An on-site trial is planned in early 2019. 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. 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 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 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 £163,000 (GBP)
Organisation Innovate UK 
Sector Public
Country United Kingdom
Start 01/2019 
End 03/2021
 
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 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 Learned Society
Country United Kingdom
Start 03/2019 
End 02/2028
 
Description Connect-R - Providing Structure in Unstructured Hazardous Environments
Amount £100,000 (GBP)
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 Academic/University
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 Academic/University
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 Academic/University
Country United Kingdom
Start 09/2018 
End 03/2019
 
Description Multi-Platform Inspection Maintenance & Repair in Extreme Environments (MIMRee)
Amount £4,211,328 (GBP)
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 Academic/University
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
 
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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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, 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 ITER - Race Steering Group
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 Lego Robots tournament 
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. These children had been engaged with researchers whilst developing their robots, stimulating interest in robotics.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
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 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 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 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. 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 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- 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 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 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, 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, 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact Meeting with National Nuclear Laboratories at Liverpool
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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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
 
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: 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 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 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 Paper presentation at ICRA 2017 
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 Ioannis presented his paper "Supervisory teleoperation with online learning and optimal control," at ICRA 2017
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
URL http://www.icra2017.org/
 
Description Participating in the 8th NDA Estate Supply Chain Event 
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 In this event, we have presented two systems; the hexapod and the snake-like robot The hexapod has high mobility, machining capability and versatility through the use of different leg layouts, a specialised stiffness mechanism and ability to deploy different tools. The snake-like robot with a slender and flexible construction such that it can be used for the mapping inside of gloveboxes.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
URL https://decommsupplyevent.co.uk/
 
Description Participation in AI Roundtable at the Royal Society in London to discuss future technology impacts 
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 50+ experts invited to discuss the future of technology upon national and international policy, including the impacts of AI to industry.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description Pint of Science Talk 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Dr Watson gave a talk as part of the Manchester Pint of Science Festival during the Robot Revolution session, entitled "Are Robots just Spanners or Evil Overlords in Waiting?". The event was open to the general public and was sold out. The talk was well received and sparked a lot of discussion and debate so that the Q&A session afterwards lasted well over an hour (15 minutes were originally scheduled).
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
URL https://pintofscience.co.uk/event/robot-revolution
 
Description Platform for Investigation 
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 Participation in a Platform for Investigation event at the Museum of Science and Industry to celebrate the 70th anniversary of the Manchester Baby Computer
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description Presentation and panel discussion at Fukushima Research Conference 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact Presentation at conference to describe how RAIN and RNE may be able to support the on-going work at Fukushima Daiichi.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
URL https://fukushima.jaea.go.jp/initiatives/cat05/pdf/FRCradremote_Program.pdf
 
Description Presentation at Bessemer Society Oxford 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact Investor Event
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description Presentation, 30th January 2018 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact Presentation at ISCF RAI meeting
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description Presented Demos 
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 Presented demonstrations on mobile robot localisation, 3D reconstruction, and risk-aware mission planning at the ORCA demo day at FSC. Talked with representatives of Schlumberger, Wood, EDF etc.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description Presented Paper, ICRA 2017 
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 Presented paper at ICRA 2017
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description Presented demonstrations on mobile robot localisation, 3D reconstruction, and risk-aware mission planning 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact 29/10/18 - Presented demonstrations on mobile robot localisation, 3D reconstruction, and risk-aware mission planning at the ORCA demo day at FSC. Talked with representatives of Schlumberger, Wood, EDF etc.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description Presented work at TAROS Conference, Bristol, 2018 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Poster presentation on HRI given
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description Public Talk at St Aldgate's Oxford 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact 'Pint of Science' public talk at St Aldgate's Oxford
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
URL https://pintofscience.co.uk/event/human-robots-or-robot-humans
 
Description Python Robot Programming (Trial Visit) to Belvedere 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 Trial visit with a Python based robotics programming activity to a local school
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description RACE Hosted Interoperable Robotics 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 RACE hosted workshop on UK Interoperable Robotics platforms, requirements, and strategy.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description RACE facilitated ITER Synthetic Viewing 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 RACE hosted a workshop on virtual reality technologies and applications for ITER hot cell synthetic viewing.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description RAIN - RH - NAMRC Sheffield 
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 RAIN Advisory Board 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 National Collaboration.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description RAIN Management Board Meeting 
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 15/11/18 - RAIN Management Board Meeting
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description RAIN remote Inspection Working Group User Engagement event 
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 RAIN remote Inspection Working Group User Engagement event
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description RAIN-check update meeting, 06/12/2018 
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 Other audiences
Results and Impact RAIN-check update meeting, 06/12/2018
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description RAIN/NCNR hub mtg 
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 National Collaboration
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description RNE Steering 
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 Programme Collaboration
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description Reasoning Machines talk for the University of the Third Age 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact A talk covering the implementation of reasoning in machines and philosophical issues associated with computers and thought.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description Remote Handling Industry 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 One day event organised by RAIN at the Nuclear AMRC in Rotherham with the aim of identifying the key challenges in the nuclear industry related to remote handling. Approximately 30 people attended from the UK nuclear industry (Sellafield, AWE, EDF, James Fisher Nuclear, etc). The outcomes of this workshop included influencing future research within RAIN, the establishment of joint industry / RAIN working groups to explore this topic further and identification of specific challenges where RAIN technology can be deployed in the short term.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description Remote Handling Working Group 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 Follow on meeting for the remote handing user group to discuss gloveboxes and the potential use of robotics. Getting insight and feedback from user groups and industry.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description Remote Inspection Industry 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 One day event organised by RAIN at the Culham Science Centre with the aim of identifying the key challenges in the nuclear industry related to remote inspection. Approximately 40 people attended from the UK nuclear industry (Sellafield, AWE, EDF, James Fisher Nuclear, etc). The outcomes of this workshop included influencing future research within RAIN, the establishment of joint industry / RAIN working groups to explore this topic further and identification of specific challenges where RAIN technology can be deployed in the short term.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description Research meeting at UKAEA (RACE) 
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 Meeting at Culham to look at practical aspects of safety/verifiability
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description Robotic demonstration for the AWE Unknown Room project 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact Providing a demonstration in Physics for radiation mapping and 3D scanning plus additional contamination pickup tests. Joint project with Manchester to develop a robot surveying system for mapping radiological hazard (gamma and neutron dose) inside an unknown room (a very old legacy facility where human entry hasn't been permitted for years).
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description Robotics Investor Event 
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 Private Investment in Robotics Start-up
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description Robotics R&D Engagement Sellafield 
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 Mobile ground robotics research project engagement, discussing research development, progress to date and future deployment scenarios, May 2018. Following up engagement following industry demonstration.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description Robotics R&D Sellafield 
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 Mobile ground robotics research project engagement, discussing research development, progress to date and future deployment scenarios, May 2018
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description Robotics Technology 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 Demonstration of mature robotics technologies including CARMA 2 (most recent version), CARMA EDD and MALLARD in addition to discussions about other platforms in build or development. Stakeholders from Sellafield Ltd, different plants on site interested in active demonstrations for robotics technologies. Further discussions and deployment plans organised as an outcome.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description Robotics technology demonstration 
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 robotics technologies including CARMA and MALLARD robots at REE laboratory in west Cumbria to RACE stakeholders. Understanding of technical capabilities at site including test facilities and researcher capabilities, Oct 2018.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description Rolls Royce workshop on Haptics hosted at RACE 
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 Discussion with RR on potential collaborations related to haptics.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description Rolls-Royce visitor (Iain Wright) on robotics research at UTC of UoN 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact Robotics group at RR UTC of UoN present all the projects funded by Innovate UK, EPSRC, RR plc.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description RollsRoyce NNB visit 
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 Rolls Royce to discuss the use of robotics and sensor systems for the Small Modular Reactor concept they are developing. 2 visitors from Rolls Royce
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description Roundtable on 'Roundtable discussion on 'Engaging with the public with Artificial Intelligence: What can we do?' as part of the Oxford Public Engagement with Research event - 5/7/18 
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 Roundtable on 'Roundtable discussion on 'Engaging with the public with Artificial Intelligence: What can we do?' as part of the Oxford Public Engagement with Research event - 5/7/18
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description SOFT conference - Sicily 
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 SPRINT Conference USA - Visit to NASA 
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 SPRINT Robotics Demonstration Event 
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 In this event, University of Nottingham took two continuum robots to Rotterdam. The audiences from Oil, chemistry and energy industry presented hugh interest to the robots which we are further developing in the Rain hub, making the hub more widely known. Few potential links for further collaboration could be formed.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
URL https://www.sprintrobotics.org/sprint-robotics-demonstration-event-at-rotterdam-rdm-campus/
 
Description STEMRollers 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Schools
Results and Impact This was using the sport of roller derby to stimulate teenage children to be interested in STEM subjects. A short roller derby game was organised, in which everyone playing or officiating was a female / non-binary person working in STEM. Teenage girls were invited to watch with their parents. After the game, children got into groups of 3 and networked with the STEM professionals. This was "speed networking" whereby each group would chat for 8 minutes before moving onto someone else. Topics for discussion were suggested at each rotation. This was repeated for approximately 1 hour. A huge array of STEM careers were represented and the girls were highly engaged and interested in the conversations.

Following the event, national and international organisations have shown interest in repeating this activity.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description School visit to the lab 
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 Schools
Results and Impact School children visited the robotics lab as part of a tour of engineering departments coordinated by the UoM social responsibility team. There were questions and discussions by the students, about robotics and engineering at university. The school reported the visit was worthwhile.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description Sellafield Future Projects 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 Discussion of short research proposals for future projects drawing on REE Laboratory capability and opportunities for collaboration, Nov 2018.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description Sellafield Mobile Robots 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 Mobile ground robotics research project engagement, discussing research development and future deployment scenarios, March 2018
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description Sellafield Mobile Robots 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 Mobile ground robotics research project engagement, discussing research development, progress to date and future deployment scenarios, May 2018.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description Sellafield Mobile Robots 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 Mobile ground robotics research project engagement, discussing research development and future deployment scenarios, April 2018.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description Sellafield Mobile Robots 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 Formalised discussion of deployment dates for next 6 months for MIRRAX and CARMA platforms, and discussion of other technology possibilities and deployment scenarios to aim for in future. Jan 2019.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description Sellafield Mobile Robots 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 Mobile ground robotics research project engagement, discussing research development, progress to date and future deployment scenarios. Progress of IAA application and security update for researchers visiting site, Sept 2019.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description Sellafield Mobile Robots 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 Mobile ground robotics research project engagement, discussing research development, progress to date and future deployment scenarios. Discussion on future research project (IAA) and clearance for site access for robotic deployments, Sept 2018.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description Sellafield Mobile Robots 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 Mobile ground robotics research project engagement, discussing research development, progress to date and future deployment scenarios. Outlined issues with IAA project and made progress to counteract these and progress contract management. Nov 2018
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description Sellafield Mobile Robots 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 Mobile ground robotics research project engagement, discussing research development, progress to date and future deployment scenarios, June 2018
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description Sellafield Mobile Robots Engagement 
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 Mobile ground robotics research project engagement, discussing research development and future deployment scenarios, End April 2018.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description Sellafield Mobile Robots 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 Mobile ground robotics research project engagement, discussing research development, progress to date and future deployment scenarios. Discussion on progress of security paperwork for researchers deploying technologies on site and aims for 2019 for active deployments. Jan 2019
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description Sellafield Mobile Robots Engagement & Demo 
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 Mobile ground robotics research project engagement, discussing research development, progress to date and future deployment scenarios, May 2018.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description Sellafield Mobile Robots Engagement - MALLARD 
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 Mobile ground robotics research project engagement, discussing research development, progress to date and future deployment scenarios including MALLARD robot and demonstration of capability at REE Laboratory in Cumbria, June 2018
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description Sellafield Mobile Robots Engagement 2019 
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 timeline for next 6 months relating to CARMA and MIRRAX deployments and required developments to platforms. Jan 2019
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description Sellafield Mobile Robots Engagement Update 
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 Mobile ground robotics research project engagement, discussing research development, progress to date and future deployment scenarios, Sept 2018.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description Sellafield Mobile Robots Engagement and Demo Prep 
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 Mobile ground robotics research project engagement, discussing research development, progress to date and demonstration of CARMA robot to industry audience in non-active environment.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description Sellafield Mobile Robots Engagement and Deployment 
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 Robotics and deployment scenario engagement with Sellafield Ltd, discussion to prepare realistic mock-up scenario for demonstration of robotic capability to stakeholders. Following discussion, design and preparation of scenario completed, further feedback delivered.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description Sellafield Mobile Robots Engagement and Deployment Scenarios 
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 Mobile ground robotics research project engagement, discussing research development, progress to date and future deployment scenarios. Showcase day of robotics technology in collaboration with Sellafield Ltd to engage with Postgraduate students and future researchers, Dec 2018
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description Sellafield Mobile Robots Engagement and Deployment Scenarios 
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 Outdoor deployment scenario for CARMA robot deployment discussed including location and logistics. Discussion on time line for on site deployment, update on IAA and site access requirements, Oct 2018
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description Sellafield Mobile Robots Engagement and Deployment Scenarios 
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 Mobile ground robotics research project engagement, discussing research development, progress to date and future deployment scenarios, Oct 2018. Discussion on IAA and clearance paperwork.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description Sellafield Mobile Robots Engagement and 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 Mobile ground robotics research project engagement, discussing research development, progress to date and future deployment scenarios. Discussion on future projects and IAA research proposal, Aug 2018
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description Sellafield Mobile Robots Engagement, Future projects CARMA 3 
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 Mobile ground robotics research project engagement, discussing future projects and deployment scenarios, April 2018.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description Sellafield Mobile Robots Engagement, Security and Site Access 
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 Mobile ground robotics research project engagement, discussing research development, progress to date and future deployment scenarios. Discussion on site clearance and security procedures required for deployment of robotic technologies on site, August 2018
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description Sellafield Mobile Robots Engagement- CZT 
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 on successful integrtion of Ritec CZT sensor into MIRRAX platform. Sellafield Ltd representative was made aware of the technologies we have at REE Laboratory and given tour and demonstration of available technologies. Jan 2019
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description Sellafield Mobile Robots Engagement- sensors for deployment 
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 Mobile ground robotics research project engagement, discussing research development, progress to date and future deployment scenarios. Handover and discussion of sensor integration onto CARMA robotic platform, specific radiometric sensors require for site survey as directed by Sellafield Ltd. Discussion of MIRRAX development with sensor loan, and site clearance paperwork, Nov 2018.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description Sellafield Mobile Robots Engagement-MIRRAX CZT 
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 Mobile ground robotics research project engagement, discussing research development, progress to date and future deployment scenarios. Loan of CZT radiometric sensor for MIRRAX development and deployment, discussion of integration of sensor into robot and technical site details. Dec 2018.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description Sellafield Mobile Robots, Deployment 
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 Mobile ground robotics research project engagement, discussing specific deployment scenario and intended technology deployment.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description Sellafield Security and Access 
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 security and clearance team within Sellafield Ltd to discuss access requirements for researchers involved with robotics deployments. Discussion and presentation regarding the robotics platforms and demonstrations of technologies to new group of stakeholders. Generated new discussions around the technologies and wider understanding within new areas of the nuclear industry.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description Seminar at University of Oxford in Computer Science 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Undergraduate students
Results and Impact Oxford CS Seminar 20/4/18 - http://www.cs.ox.ac.uk/seminars/1984.html
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
URL http://www.cs.ox.ac.uk/seminars/1984.html
 
Description Seminar for the EPSRC CDT AIMS "Quadrupedal Locomotion - Key Concepts and Implementation Examples," 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Postgraduate students
Results and Impact Seminar for the EPSRC CDT AIMS "Quadrupedal Locomotion - Key Concepts and Implementation Examples,"
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description Serving as advisor/judge to VEX Robotics design competition, Queen Elizabeth School, Kirkby Lonsdale, Cumbria 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Schools
Results and Impact The VEX Robotics competition is a national competition in which students build robots from a kit of dedicated parts to accomplish a specific task. The activity was supported by staff and researchers on RAIN and TORONE to assist and also to judge the students' entries.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
URL https://moodle.queenelizabeth.cumbria.sch.uk/course/view.php?id=5250
 
Description Site tour and engagement 
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 Sellafield site induction and tour, in addition to introductions and discussions with non-technical site staff about our research programme and innovative robotic technologies, designed for the nuclear industry. Furthermore, following the meetings, an invitation to showcase the research programme on site to business leaders was received.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description Sonomatic: Robotics Engagement 
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 Sonomatic technical and business areas to discuss robotics advancements and developments and to discuss use of facilities, collaboration opportunities and deployment scenarios Sept 2018. Specific introductions made to both RNE and RAIN research programmes .
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description Space:Late at Manchester Museum of Science and Industry 
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 stand demonstrating lego Mars Rovers featuring as part of an evening "Space:Late" event at the Museum of Science and Industry in Manchester. Many enthusiastic and interested discussions with members of the public.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
URL https://www.msimanchester.org.uk/what-was-on/space-late
 
Description Spoke about AI and Robotics at Chartered Institute for Securities & Investment 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact Spoke about AI and Robotics to members of the Chartered Institute for Securities & Investment in Birmingham, at Deutche Bank
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description Spoke at Janus Henderson Event - Disruption and the Modern Economy 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact Spoke at Janus Henderson Event - Disruption and the Modern Economy - 24/5/18
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description Spoke at the Oxford Royale Summer School on AI/Robotics in the Future Economy - 25/7/18 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Undergraduate students
Results and Impact Spoke at the Oxford Royale Summer School on AI/Robotics in the Future Economy - 25/7/18
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description Stakeholder Consultation - Lloyd's Register 
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 National Collaboration.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description Stargazing 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 A stand demonstrating lego Mars Rovers featuring as part of an evening "stargazing" event at the World Museum in Liverpool. Many enthusiastic and interested discussions with members of the public.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
URL http://legorovers.csc.liv.ac.uk
 
Description TRANSCEND industrial roadshow 
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 Providing an overview of how activities could link across to the TRANSCEND grant
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description Talk at Deutche Bank 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact 29/11/18 - Spoke about AI and Robotics to members of the Chartered Institute for Securities & Investment in Birmingham, at Deutche Bank
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description Talk at IMechE seminart 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact Talk given
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description Talk at Magazino 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact Talk at Magazino
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
URL https://www.magazino.eu/?lang=en
 
Description Talk at Royal Society Scientific Meeting, London, 19-20 Feb 2018 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact Talk at Royal Society Scientific meeting, 2018
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description Talk at the University of Leeds 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Postgraduate students
Results and Impact 7/11/18 - Gave invited talk at the University of Leeds -
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
URL https://robotics.leeds.ac.uk/events/seminar-long-term-autonomy-in-everyday-environments-a-challenge-...
 
Description Talk at the University of Lincoln: SoCS Seminar Series: Task Planning for Long-Term Autonomy in Mobile Service Robots - 13/7/18 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Postgraduate students
Results and Impact Talk at the University of Lincoln: SoCS Seminar Series: Task Planning for Long-Term Autonomy in Mobile Service Robots - 13/7/18
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
URL http://socs.blogs.lincoln.ac.uk/socs-seminar-series-task-planning-for-long-term-autonomy-in-mobile-s...
 
Description Talk on robotics to further maths students as part of Further Maths What's Next at the University of Oxford - 20/6/18 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Postgraduate students
Results and Impact Talk on robotics to further maths students as part of Further Maths What's Next at the University of Oxford - 20/6/18
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description Talked to British Solar Renewables 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
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 Talks on robotics and AI 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 International
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Talks on robotics and AI as part of University of Oxford Open Days 27 & 28/6/18
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description Teleconference with Kuka Systems 
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 Teleconference between UKAEA and Kuka Systems to discuss ongoing collaborations and future opportunities.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description Teleconference with RACE/UKAEA Partners 
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 Participated in teleconference with RACE/UKAEA partners about access to robot testing facilities
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description Theme 1 meeting @ Nottingham, 17/09/2018 
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 @ Nottingham, 17/09/2018
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description To demonstrate robotics technology and discuss potential for future collaborative projects 
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 robotics technology and discussion regarding potential for future collaborative projects with Qiniteq
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description To discuss future nuclear safety case workshop 
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 ONR to discuss future nuclear safety case workshop
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description To discuss future projects 
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 Meeting with JAEA and NMRI in Japan to disucss future projects
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description To discuss potential research/innovation projects. 
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 with RovTech regarding potential research/innovation projects.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description Tomorrow's World Live: Me and My Robot 
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 Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Dr. Dennis participated in a panel interview on the future of robotics run by the BBC at Manchester Science Festival in front of a live audience. It was live-streamed on various social media channels and subsequently made available on iPlayer.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
URL http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p05lph23
 
Description Trial days at FSC 
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 27-29/10/18 - Trial days at FSC preparing risk-aware/radiation-aware mission planning demo on Jackal robot.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description Tuv Sud 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact Presentation to members of Tuv Sud on REE Laboratory and the overview of the robotics projects in REEG including RNE and RAIN, demonstration of robotics technology including videos and live demo of CARMA robot. Discussion on future placements of researchers and PhD students, as well as access requirements to testing and mock-up scenarios. Jan 2019.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description UK Government's Nuclear Innovation Research Advisory Board, NIRAB. 
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 I am a serving member of the UK Government's Nuclear Innovation Research Advisory Board, NIRAB.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
URL http://www.nirab.org.uk/about-us/about-nirab/
 
Description UKAEA Board 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 National Collaboration.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description UKRI People Festival 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact Joined the ISCF RAI in Extreme Environments programme team to talk about the RAIN hub to up to 3000 UKRI staff. Presented one of our robotic platforms and discussed the Hub.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description Uni of Oxford Open day - Betty Demo 
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 University of Oxford and Pembroke College Open Day - Betty demo at Pembroke, plus two talks on AI/Robotics to Prospective Students
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description VPS and SL Site tour 
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 Visit to VPS and Sellafield site to engage specifically with stakeholder groups on site, with deployment opportunities in mind for the CARMA robot. Following visit, 3 different site areas are engage with deployment opportunities. Aug 2018
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description VaVas workshop and demo - accepted for presentation in July 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 VaVas demo paper and workshop
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description Venturefest Oxford 
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 Visit From NDF 
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 Postgraduate students
Results and Impact Preparation for International Collaboration
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description Visit KUKA Robotics UK 
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 On 11 JUL 2018, the robotic research team led by Dr. Guido Herrmann visited KUKA Robotics UK. The visit aimed to clarify the current KUKA-robot applications in the UK nuclear industry and explore the possibility to deploy KUKA light weight robots in nuclear decommissioning projects. KUKA Robotics introduced two different approaches to control different KUKA robots for nuclear decommissioning. Then, Bristol's research team had a discussion with the KUKA robotics engineers about the possible approaches to control KUKA light weight robots (LBR).
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description Visit by AWE 
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 Visit by BBC Radio Merseyside to take video footage and do interview in robotics lab Liverpool University 
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 BBC Radio came to Liverpool University to discuss AI and robotics
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description Visit by F4E 
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 2018
 
Description Visit by NAMRC 
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 Visit by Strategy Director, NDA 
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 NDA Visit
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description Visit by peers from the National Maritime Research Institute, Japan 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Three senior researchers from the National Maritime Research Institute in Japan visited the UK to discuss Fukushima-related developments with Lancaster, Manchester and the Dalton Cumbria Institute.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description Visit from AMTC Exec Team 
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 Visit from Abnormal Load Engineering (ALE) 
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 Visit from Alex Tesini European Commission 
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 Discussion with Key Partner re fusion
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description Visit from Assistant Secretary, US DOE 
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 Preparation for International Collaboration.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description Visit from CEO Animal Dynamics Ltd 
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 Preparations for National Collaboration.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description Visit from CEO NAMRC 
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 2017
 
Description Visit from CEO OION 
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 Investor Event
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description Visit from CEO, Veolia 
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 2018
 
Description Visit from Chairman 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 Visit by Chairman of UKRI - Sir John Kingman
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description Visit from David Willetts 
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 Resolution Foundation
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description Visit from Director of ARPA-E US DOE 
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 2018
 
Description Visit from Dynium Robot 
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 Visit from EDF Energy 
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 Visit from EDF Energy 
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 Other audiences
Results and Impact Preparation for National Collaboration.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description Visit from F4E 
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 Visit from F4E 
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 Visit from Generics Robotics Ltd 
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 Visit from High Court Judge 
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 Discussion re AI
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description Visit from IRID 
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 Visit from KUKA 
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 Visit from Magics 
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 Visit from Manufacturing Technology Centre 
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 2017
 
Description Visit from Minister - VNS 
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 Ministerial Visit
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description Visit from NASA 
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 NASA Visit
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description Visit from NDA 
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 Visit from NNL 
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 2017
 
Description Visit from NNL 
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 Visit from Prof Kings College 
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 Schools
Results and Impact Preparation for National Collaboration
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description Visit from Prof Surrey University 
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 Postgraduate students
Results and Impact University Visit.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description Visit from Prof UCL 
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 Postgraduate students
Results and Impact Academia
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description Visit from Prof University of Tokyo 
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 Postgraduate students
Results and Impact Academia
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description Visit from Prof University of York 
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 Postgraduate students
Results and Impact National Collaboration.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description Visit from Prof, York University 
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 Academia - Preparation for National Collaboration.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description Visit from Prof, Queen Mary university 
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 Media (as a channel to the public)
Results and Impact Preparation for international collaboration
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description Visit from Profs, Brunel University 
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 Schools
Results and Impact Preparation for national collaboration
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description Visit from RACE / Sellafield Opportunities 
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 Visit from Rolls-Royce 
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 To outline the vision for growing the Mechatronics centre at the Rolls-Royce University Technology Center at the University of Nottingham.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015,2019
 
Description Visit from Rolls-Royce group led by CTO Paul Stain 
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 A group of Rolls-Royce visitors led by RR CTO Paul Stain visit our UTC and a series of robots developed for On-Wing Technology were presented and demonstrated.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description Visit from Sellafield 
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 Visit from Severn Trent 
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 Visit from Southwest Research Institute 
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 Visit from Spectris 
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 Visit from Spectris 
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 Visit from TEPCO 
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 Visit from VNS(UK) 
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 Visit from VS, METI, IRID 
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 2018
 
Description Visit of Shadow-Robotics London 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 Industry/Business
Results and Impact Visit of Shadow-Robotics (Richard Walker, Managerial Director) in London, 4 March 2019: A final, fourth year student group of five, a third year project student and a PhD-student at the University of Bristol, visited with me Shadow Robotics to gain further knowledge about the haptics enabled teleoperation system of Shadow-Robotics, their robotic hand and their involvement in nuclear robotics. 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. (Reported for EPSRC's NCNR and RAIN)
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description Visit to BEIS 
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 National Robotics Strategy
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description Visit to Cavendish Nuclear 
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 Demonstrating of Decommissioning system
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description Visit to JAEA, Naraha 
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 Visit to NASA 
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 Visit to NASA
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description Visit to Ocado 
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 Visit to Ocado 
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 Visit to PaR Systems facility 
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 Visit to Qinetiq 
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 Visit to RACE to develop secondment activities for 2019 
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 Meetings held to develop future RAIN research
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description Visit to Wandercraft (partner in MEMMO) in Paris. Nov 16 
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 to Wandercraft (partner in MEMMO) in Paris. Nov 16
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description Visit to Workington 
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 - exploitation
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description Visited British Solar Renewables 
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 Visited British Solar Renewables site Westmill Solar Farm to explore uses of autonomous robots in inspection and monitoring
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description Visited Honda Research Institute 
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 Visited Honda Research Institute Europe for European Graduate Network Symposium
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description Visited 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 23/11/18 - Visited UKAEA Materials Research Facility to discuss potential inspection and monitoring projects
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description Visited UKAEA Materials Research Facility 
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 Visited UKAEA Materials Research Facility to discuss potential inspection and monitoring projects
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description Visited Wood Plc. Liverpool to discuss collaboration, 2018 
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 Visited Wood to have meetings about robotics R&D taking place, and how we can work together on future RAIN research, in particular in haptics and human factors areas
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description Visiting from Uniper 
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 Presented the continuum robots and walking robot developing in University of Nottingham, and identified several potential collaboration opportunities.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description Visitor from Rolls-Royce (Christ Nex) 
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 A visitor from Rolls-Royce (Christ Nex) came to our UTC to talk about the technology developed at our centre for On-Wing Maintenance, Repair and Operation and further plan in the view of the coming 5-years.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description Visitors from senior industrialists 
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 At the launch event of Advanced Manufacturing Building, we present our Rolls-Royce UTC to about 200 visitors of senior industrialists.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description WMSym - Phoenix 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact 8 Papers Delivered
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description We were host to a visit by Professor Abdallah Lyoussi, Expert Internationale from the CEA and the University of Aix Marseille, Provence, France. 
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 We were host to Professor Abdallah Lyoussi in the context of nuclear radiation measurement activities and the integration of a dedicated workshop session on this topic in the IEEE ANIMMA and IEEE NSS-MIC conferences this year.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019