Robotics & Autonomous Systems

Find out more about our robotics and autonomous systems testing and validation facilities.

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Electrical Infrastructure Research Hub

The Catapult has appointed the University of Strathclyde and the University of Manchester to form the Electrical Infrastructure Research Hub.

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Automation & Engineering Solutions

Find out more about our work in robotics, autonomous systems and artificial intelligence.

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Stay Current

Dig deeper into the biggest issues facing offshore wind, wave and tidal energy with our series of Analysis & Insight papers.

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Live Innovation Opportunities

There are a number of programmes identifying the key technology innovation challenges faced by the offshore renewables industry. Solving these challenges will help drive down the cost of offshore renewable energy, with positive effects for the industry and UK economy. Visit our Live Innovation Opportunities page to find out if your technology has the answer.

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Marine Energy Electrical Array Analysis

This paper, by Gavin Smart, conducts a financial appraisal of options available when looking at the optimum marine energy electrical array design.

One of the many challenges facing the marine energy industry is the design of a cost-effective and efficient electrical network to collect and transmit power from marine energy converters (MECs) to shore.

In order to make an informed financial decision on architecture choice, it is critical to be able to identify the factors driving differential cash flows between each option and conduct a like-for-like comparison. Without a valid comparison, decisions are likely to be financially sub-optimal.


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