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).
Two of the UK’s leading research organisations in the development of robotics for use in offshore renewables have teamed up to bridge the gap between academia and industry.
A consortium of five UK universities has unveiled new robot technology designed for the inspection, repair and maintenance of offshore energy assets.