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Robotics in Offshore Renewables LIVE!

Website visit Address Start February 6, 2020 - 10:00 am End February 6, 2020 -11:30 am

The UK leads the world in offshore wind, having more installed capacity in its waters than any other country. With this huge market potential apparent, we are witnessing a drive for continual improvements in associated products, services and processes – including robotics.

At our Robotics and Offshore Renewables LIVE! event, we convene four robotics and renewable energy industry experts to discuss how a heady mix of crawling, climbing and sailing robots, NASA mission planning and global-scale wind operators will achieve great cost reduction and UK benefit.

Join our 90-minute panel discussion featuring:

  • Sara Bernardini, Professor of Artificial Intelligence, Royal Holloway. Sara’s experience includes NASA mission planning and development of human-machine interfaces for a variety of audience, including projects for autistic children and the MIMRee project that is introducing end-to-end robotics missions to offshore wind farms.
  • Iain Wallace, Chief Technical Officer, Rovco. Iain has a background in Mars Rover exploration projects for the European Space Agency and now leads development of computer vision, machine learning and autonomy solutions for subsea inspections.
  • Anthony Gordon, Programme Manager, GE Renewable Energy. In his current role, Anthony specialises in bringing new technologies to wind farm operations with the aim of reducing manual maintenance and repairs.
  • Alex Louden, Innovation Manager, Offshore Renewable Energy (ORE) Catapult. Alex manages a host of collaborative disruptive innovation projects aimed at de-risking new technologies for the renewables sector.

Date: Thursday 6th February

Time: 10am – 11.30am

Agenda:

  • Today’s offshore environment
  • Inspiration for extreme robots in offshore renewables
  • Futurology: scenarios for the next 10, 20 and 30 years