University of Bristol

Our group works on a wide range of challenges covering both hardware and software aspects of robotics: sensing, perception, reasoning, cooperation, control and actuation.


Tom Scott’s specialism is in the study and development of materials for advanced and challenging industrial applications.

His research is based around understanding the fundamental and changing properties of materials in different engineered and natural environments to better predict their performance and develop methods for improving them.

Much of his research is conducted for and on behalf of the nuclear industry, including CERN, Sellafield, NNL, AMEC and EDF Energy with complementary funding from the Royal Society and Royal Academy of Engineering amongst others.

Tom is Technical Director of spin-out ImiTec Ltd, a company specialising in the detection and mapping of radioactive materials in industrial, urban and environmental settings.

D8 - Bristol University

Focus (or foci) of the group for NCNR:

The University of Bristol has expertise in the development, deployment and analysis of radiation sensors for characterisation and mapping of contaminated environments, both indoors and outdoors. Work has included drone surveys at Fukushima and Chernobyl. A suite of sensors has also been developed for radioactive waste storage buildings at Sellafield.

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