Oil and gas and robotics specialists collaborated at the Oil & Gas Technology Centre’s Robotics Week from 30 October to 2 November to identify 15 potential projects that could accelerate the use of robotics offshore.
A team of experts from the oil and gas and robotics industries took part in a two-day, facilitated workshop to identify uses cases and technology gaps for the application of air-, land- and sea-based robotics in the offshore energy industry.
The Centre’s Asset Integrity Solution Centre is reviewing the output of the technology gap analysis to identify potential themes for a future ‘Call for Ideas’ and future projects for co-funding and support with industry partners.
The executive summary of the workshops is provided below. The detailed outcomes will be shared with workshop participants in the coming weeks.
Press announcement: Technology Centre accelerates offshore robotics
Image gallery: Opening event images
Energy Voice video: Watch: Robotics revolution on the way
Marine robotics for offshore applications – State-of-the-art and future potential
Presented by Prof David Lane, Centre Director, Edinburgh Centre for Robotics
Autonomous ground robots for oil and gas sites
Presented by Prof Oscar von Stryk, Head of Simulation, Systems Optimization and Robotics Group, Darmstadt University
Advances in unmanned aerial vehicles
Presented by William Jackson EngD, Researcher, Strathclyde University
Presented by Ken Pink OBE, Consultant, QinetiQ
Robotics and automation
Presented by Jeremy Hadall, Chief Technologist - Robotics and Automation, The Manufacturing Technology Centre
Simulation for automation and robotics integration
Presented by Simon Miles, Business Development Manager - Systems Division, The Automated Technology Group