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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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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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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New Release: HOME Offshore Summary Brochure

The HOME Offshore team are pleased to announce the release of the new brochure, where we showcase how to de-risk offshore wind operations, reduce costs and make better use of assets through the applications of Modelling and Data Science, Machine Learning, Advanced Sensing and Robotics. An excellent academic and industrial collaboration thanks to the consortium […]


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New Publication: Interactive Digital Twins Framework for Asset Management Through Internet

The Smart Systems Group congratulates Mr. Leo Kong for the acceptance of his paper to the IEEE Global Conference on Artificial Intelligence & Internet of Things on Monday 14th December. This conference was held virtually and hosted in Dubai, UAE. Co-authored by Mr. Sam Harper, Mr. Daniel Mitchell, Dr. Jamie Blanche, Dr. Theo Lim and […]


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Asset Integrity Monitoring of Wind Turbine Blades with Non-Destructive Radar Sensing

Global growth in onshore and offshore wind energy has created a forecasted 11.5% Compound Annual Growth Rate (CAGR) increase in Wind Turbine (WT) blades throughout 2020-2025. The ability to verify blade condition throughout the asset lifecycle is integral to economic and reliable renewable energy supplies. Currently, commercial inspection of deployed wind turbine blades is predominately […]


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Upcoming Publications: Acceptance of Publications to IEEE IEMCON 2020

The Smart Systems Group at Heriot-Watt University, would like to congratulate Dr. Jamie Blanche, Daniel Mitchell and their research teams for the notification of acceptance of their publications. These papers are due to be released at the Information Technology, Electronics and Mobile Communication Conference (IEMCON) 2020. This conference will be held on the 4-7th of […]


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