The rise of the machines – it’s not something that’s ever portrayed in a positive light in Sci-Fi movies or novels. But a new legion of souped-up robots is getting ready to boot up and make the offshore energy sector safer, keeping us out of harm’s way.
A consortium researching how robots could make offshore infrastructure inspection and repair safer has received a £2.5 million cash injection from UK Research & Innovation (UKRI).
A four-legged robot "dog" is helping scientists in Scotland research how the machines can help people working in hazardous environments such as oil platforms and refineries.
A Scottish university will help create robotic technologies for bomb disposal and nuclear decommissioning jobs, taking humans out of harm’s way.