AI Set to Deliver Safer Offshore Work Environments

A new artificial intelligence that is set to boost safety standards in the offshore energy industry is in development. A team of engineers from Heriot-Watt University’s, Smart Systems Group (SSG), say their ambitious project will protect lives and help prevent offshore disasters.

Part of the Offshore Robotics for the Certification of Assets (ORCA) Hub, a consortium of five universities including Heriot-Watt, this project addresses the offshore energy industry’s vision for an autonomous offshore energy field. 

Professor David Flynn, Co-founder of the Heriot-Watt spin-out company, MicroSense Technologies Ltd (MTL), director of the Smart Systems Group and ORCA Hub Theme Lead (Robot and Asset Self-Certification), explains:

“Business and society need trustworthy robotics, meaning we need solutions that keep people and infrastructure safe whilst we transfer the responsibility of dangerous tasks to robots.”

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