Could AI robots soon inspect radioactive nuclear sites?

Computer scientists are developing a dedicated bimanual robot arm which will be mounted on a mobile platform

Innovative UK oil and gas projects receive £300k

Three firms will collaborate with Scottish universities to develop technologies to solve industry challenges

‘Flying drones and AI could replace weak link in maintenance – humans’

A new report suggests these technologies could dramatically speed up inspection of turbine blades and power transmission equipment

Universities look for intelligence of the artificial kind

Universities across the UK are trialling artificial intelligence (AI) technologies in a bid to cut energy costs in campus buildings by nearly a third. Procurement experts The Energy Consortium (TEC) and energy assets service AMR-DNA are running a pilot scheme involving Anglia Ruskin, Bath, Bristol, Newcastle, Regents and York universities. They aim to scan large volumes […]

Theresa May: UK can lead AI innovations

Theresa May has said the UK can be a world leader in preparing for, developing and adopting artificial intelligence (AI) innovations. Speaking at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland, the Prime Minister said a new advisory body will collaborate with other nations to ensure the technology can be deployed in a safe and ethical […]

UK plans ‘complex’ 200-mile driverless car trial

  A driverless car project is aiming to attempt a complex journey across country roads, high speed roundabouts and motorways in the UK. Dubbed ‘HumanDrive’, the 30-month autonomous vehicle project, which will have no driver input, will use the latest artificial intelligence (AI) technologies and emulate a “natural” human driving style. Before being introduced to […]

Japanese firm to use UK AI software for battery storage

A Japanese firm has invested £5 million in a battery storage technology company in the UK. Under the partnership, Itochu Corporation will use Moixa’s GridShare software, which uses artificial intelligence (AI) to optimise the performance of batteries. It can manage large fleets of deices to support solar generation, control electric vehicle (EV) charging and function […]

Google CEO: AI is ‘more profound than electricity’

The head of Google believes artificial intelligence (AI) will be a bigger deal than electricity. Speaking at the World Economic Forum (WEF) in Davos, Switzerland last week, Sundar Pichai said the technology will save humanity instead of destroying it. He believes AI could eliminate many of the constraints the world currently faces, helping make “clean, […]

Subsea developer secures funding for AI maintenance

A UK subsea technology developer has secured funding from Innovate UK to develop a 3D visualisation system for offshore maintenance. Rovco will use the money as part of its artificial intelligence (AI) offshore inspection demonstrator project, which aims to increase efficiency, reduce costs and minimise risks. It will work in partnership with the Offshore Renewable […]

KiWi Power wins research grant from UK Government

KiWi Power has won a UK Government grant under the £84 million initiative to research artificial intelligence (AI), advancements in robotics and smart energy innovations. Last month, the Department for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy announced the winners of a series of competitions related to the development of AI and its impact on smart energy […]