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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DriX Multi-Purpose Autonomous Surface Vessel Demonstration

We are pleased to invite you to a demonstration day at the Catapult’s National Renewable Energy Centre in Blyth to showcase Bibby HydroMap’s DriX – a new unmanned surface survey vessel being used in the offshore renewables sector to capture essential information at all stages of renewables projects.

The question around using autonomous vessels is becoming more relevant in the industry today, therefore this is a great opportunity to see the new technology in action and observe first-hand the benefits of using this type of equipment across the renewables sector.

09:30 Arrival – tea/coffee
10:00 Welcome address including Health & Safety message
10:05 Introduction to DriX
10.30 Quayside to see the DriX in the water
11.00 Return to Charles Parsons
11.15 Live DriX Demonstration
12.45 Lunch
14.20 Bibby HydroMap Presentation with Q&A
14.40 ORE Catapult presentation with Q&A
15.00 Event close


Charles Parsons Technology Centre, ORE Catapult, High Quay, Blyth, NE24 2AZ


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12/03/2019 - 9:30 am


12/03/2019 - 3:00 pm

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