Robotics for Nuclear Environments

Dr Farshad Arvin from RNE visited the Artificial Life Laboratory at Karl-Franzens University of Graz in Austria to study possibilities of using bio-inspired algorithms for applications in extreme environments. For example, honeybees’ social behaviour in finding the optimal zone in their hive could help robots find possible chemical leakages.

July 2018

Researchers Workshop, 1st August 2018

10am-4pm @ Rheged Discovery Centre

Please contact us: if you would like to attend.

Towards Autonomous Robotic Systems: TAROS

25th-27th July 2018 @ Bristol Robotics Laboratory

We look forward to seeing you there!


RNE team members Barry Lennox and Keir Groves participated in ICRA 2018 ( Keir Groves was supporting the IAEA stand at the conference as part of our on-going participation in the 2017 IAEA robotics challenge. Of 27 entrants into the challenge, MALLARD is one of the three systems that were found to be technically acceptable. The MALLARD system is presently undergoing design improvements ready for active field trials.

May 2018

Good luck and thanks to Lenka!

RNE team member Lenka Pitonakova has finished her simulation environment project for RNE and has moved to the University of Bristol as a research associate in applied mathematics and computer science. Check out Lenka’s work for RNE here ( and at TAROS 2018. Check out Lenka’s page here:

February 2018

Coming soon

‘Robotics for Extreme Environments’ Researchers Workshop, Summer 2018, Cumbria.


Contact us for more info.


Dr Keir Groves from RNE travels to Brisbane, Australia to take part in second stage of the IAEA Robotics Challenge for USV (unmanned surface vehicle)



IAEA Challenge


27 November 2017


EPSRC announce more funding in AI and Robotics



Manchester press release on RAIN



Birmingham press release for NCNR


08 November 2017


Funding announcement for RNE


27 February 2017