How to plug the UK into desert sunshine

By Chris BaraniukTechnology of Business reporter If you wanted to build a gigantic new solar farm, you would probably choose the desert over Dartmoor. Many have dreamed of exploiting the desert sun, but one of the challenges has always been how to export that electricity. Xlinks, an energy start-up, says it has the answer with […]


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New Publication: Yield Assessment of off-grid PV Systems in Nigeria

Well done to our PhD student Christie Etukudor on her recent publication at the IEEE Power Africa Conference. Christie’s research was in response to the needs of over 592 million people who in Sub-Saharan Africa have no access to electricity. An issue being compounded by COVID related delays to investments in critical energy services. Christie created a hybrid […]


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MMLDT Conference – Autonomy and Me: Working Together for a Better Future

Congratulations to Mr. Daniel Mitchell, Mr. Sam Harper and Prof. David Flynn in their recent presentation at the Mechanistic Machine Learning and Digital Twins for Computational Science, Engineering & Technology (MMLDT) Conference. This conference was held over September 26-29, 2021 and virtually in Hyatt Regency Mission Bay, San Diego, CA. Machine Learning (ML) and Digital […]


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AI Safety 2021 Best Paper Award

We would like to congratulate our colleagues at Heriot-Watt, Liverpool University and DSTL, namely Zhao, X., Huang, W., Banks, A., Cox, V., Flynn, D., Schewe, S., & Huang, X, on winning the best paper award at AI Safety 2021 for our research on: Assessing the Reliability of Deep Learning Classifiers Through Robustness Evaluation and Operational […]


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Winner of 2021 EPS Postgraduate Research 2nd Year Prize

The Smart System Group Congratulate Sonam Norbu who has been chosen as the Winner of 2021 EPS Postgraduate Research 2nd Year Prize from the Institute of Sensors, Signals and Systems, The School of Engineering and Physical Science (EPS). The prize will be awarded at the upcoming Annual EPS Postgraduate Research (PGR) Day, the 18th  October, […]


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Early Access Publication: Modeling Economic Sharing of Joint Assets in Community Energy Projects under LV Network Constraints

The Smart Systems Group congratulate Sonam Norbu, Dr. Benoit Couraud, Dr. Merlinda Andoni, Dr. Valentin Robu and Prof. David Flynn on the acceptance of their paper “Modeling Economic Sharing of Joint Assets in Community Energy Projects under LV Network Constraints“, published in IEEE Access (Early Access) today. “The trend of decentralization of energy services has […]


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New Publication: Prediction of voltage distribution using deep learning and identified key smart meter locations

The energy landscape for the Low-Voltage (LV) networks is undergoing rapid changes. These changes are driven by the increased penetration of distributed Low Carbon Technologies, both on the generation side (i.e. adoption of micro-renewables) and demand side (i.e. electric vehicle charging). The previously passive ‘fit-and-forget’ approach to LV network management is becoming increasing inefficient to […]


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Podcast: The Role of Robotics in the Future of Offshore Wind and Net Zero

We are thrilled to share details of a recent podcast, featuring Dr. Theo Lim of the Smart Systems Group. This broadcast was episode 24 of the Re-energise Podcast series, hosted by the Offshore Renewable Energy (ORE) Catapult. “Our clean energy revolution is in full swing, with the UK actively moving from fossil fuels to renewable […]


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Robotic Technologies in Offshore Wind

Published today in Power Technology, written by Yoana Cholteeva “As the need for better capabilities and more predictability in the offshore wind sector is growing, the industry has welcomed its collaboration with robotic technologies. Robotics and AI come as powerful tools to help unlock human potential, providing assistance and support to inform human decision making, often […]


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Robotic Engineering Superhero’s

Wind turbines harness the wind to produce energy, however, they can be quite dangerous to maintain. Offshore engineers are subjected to dangerous conditions which include hazardous weather conditions and environments. Robotic platforms which include robots for air, land and sea, can be used to complete inspection and maintenance missions to reduce the risk and increase […]


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