After around 40 years nuclear reactors have to be shutdown, or ‘decommissioned’. Nuclear robots are an important tool as they can be used to safely handle the radioactive material, packing it into secure containers for long term storage.
Most robots we use today were designed to do just one job, but modular robots can perform a much larger selection of jobs.
One of the most extreme human-made environments is a nuclear power plant, and here robots can help humans with the most dangerous tasks.
Robots are excellent companions for any trip to space – they aren’t harmed by the intense solar radiation, and they don’t even mind the extreme temperatures or lack of air.
The launch fittingly took place beneath the 80ft-long Blue Streak Rocket at the National Space Centre in Leicester. A group of students aged 8 to 11 from nearby Mellor Community Primary School and Forest Lodge Academy were invited to meet robotics experts from the UK-RAS Network and try out the app, which was designed and created by Twinkl for the competition.
Enter a challenge to design a high-tech augmented reality robot and test your class' coding ability. Here's how your school can enter a competition to win big prizes and have fun with our AR app.
Last week we launched a brand new augmented reality app which allows children to build a Mars robot, send it into space and potentially win prizes!Last week Twinkl launched another fantastic augmented reality app and hit another world first. In Twinkl Robotics, we've launched the first-ever programmable, augmented reality app - which is completely free to use for schools and children across the country.