Subsea UK conference to explore underwater robotics

CEO of Subsea UK, Neil Gordon.
Friday 13th February, 2015, Aberdeen, Scotland Subsea UK, Pictured: Neil Gordon Chief Executive, Subsea UK (Photo: Ross Johnston/Newsline Media)

A Subsea UK conference due to be held in Aberdeen later this year will focus on underwater robotic technology.

The Rovop sponsored event claims it will examine new technology being developed by the industry and the potential which exists for advances in underwater robotics.

It will also explore the development of Artificial Intelligence (AI) within the sector.

The event, which is currently calling for speakers, is due to be held on Wednesday 18 September at the Chester Hotel, Aberdeen.

Abstracts are being sought across the following topics: latest developments in underwater vehicles, marine robotics and autonomous operations, survey and measurement, and inspection technology and operational developments.

Neil Gordon, chief executive of Subsea UK, said: “In recent years the UK robotics sector has seen substantial growth, with the UK Government announcing a £17.3 million investment into university research into AI last year.

“The rapid evolution of digitalisation, AI and automation offers multiple benefits to the subsea industry including greater project accuracy and efficiency for operators.

“We have held this conference for a number of years and have seen it evolve with the industry from an ROV conference to one now focussing on robotics as we see the growth of digitalisation across the industry.

“The aim of the conference is to enable organisations to review the latest technological developments in underwater robotics while discussing how the industry will adapt to the innovations.”

The deadline for speaker submissions is 28 June 2019.

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