About us

The National Centre for Nuclear Robotics (NCNR) is a collaborative £43m research project, funded by the Engineering and Physical Sciences Council (EPSRC), to develop state-of-the-art robotics, sensing and Artificial Intelligence (AI) technologies to address the major societal challenges posed by nuclear environments and materials.

NCNR is an ambitious initiative that brings together internationally leading experts from eight UK universities with over 30 nuclear industry partners. A collaborative approach will ensure research is uniquely equipped and resourced to achieve impactful engagement with the entire value chain.

Led by the University of Birmingham, in collaboration with universities of Bristol, Edinburgh, Essex, West England, Lancaster, Lincoln, and Queen Mary University of London, the multi-disciplinary group brings together expertise spanning radiation resilient systems, novel sensors, robotic vision and perception, autonomous navigation, advanced robotic manipulation, as well as issues of human-robot interfaces and human-centred design.