New £36m project to develop robots for offshore energy

A £36 million project is to develop robotics and artificial intelligence (AI) technologies for use in extreme and unpredictable offshore environments. A consortium of five universities, working with 31 industrial and innovation partners, will provide support to advance AI technologies for the inspection, repair, maintenance and certification of offshore energy platforms and assets. The Edinburgh […]

Greg Clark commits £339m for batteries and robotics

Business and Energy Secretary Greg Clark has confirmed an investment of £339 million for battery storage and robotics for deployment in extreme energy environments. It is part of the Industrial Strategy Challenge Fund (ISCF), initially announced by Chancellor Philip Hammond, with a commitment of more than £1 billion over the next four years across various […]

Robotics experts get £4m wind energy boost

A consortium of robotics experts is receiving a £4 million boost to develop wind farm maintenance technology. The Holistic Operation and Maintenance for Energy from Offshore Wind Farms (HOME-Offshore) will use the grant to create autonomous systems that can remotely inspect the condition of subsea power cables, identify problems early and repair them relatively quickly and easily. The project […]