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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Wind turbine Blade Optical Health Monitoring (BOHEM)

Monitoring the health of wind turbine blades

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We’re working with Glasgow-based SME Wideblue Ltd on the BOHEM (Wind Turbine Blade Optical Health Monitoring) project that began in September 2016.

BOHEM aims to deliver a low-cost, optimised camera sensor system built into wind turbine blades. The system is designed to monitor blade shape changes in all weather and operational circumstances.

The data generated will be used to monitor individual blade health, allow early detection of any changes in performance, and allow of better justifications of life extensions.


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