Whether you’re planning a trip to Mars, exploring radioactive buildings, or patrolling underground pipes for leaks, it helps to have a robot pal – and especially one that can think for themselves. Most robots in use today either do very simple actions — like assembling parts or lifting heavy objects — or they need a…
Robots are much hardier than humans so they can be very useful for working in hazardous environments. In our previous blogs we’ve seen that robots are helping people to explore far away places in our solar system, and cope with dangerous conditions on earth, such as handling nuclear waste. Another extreme environment right here on…
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.