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, […]


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ReFLEX Orkney at Forefront of Shift to Net Zero World

A £28.5m project on the archipelago is working to combine technology with renewable energy to provide intelligent heat, power and transport services. Orkney ‘is at the forefront of a green energy revolution’ as the world moves towards a carbon-neutral future. The programme aims to create the world’s first large-scale ‘smart local energy system’ by combining […]


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ORCA Hub Researchers to present work at the 2020 Offshore Technology Conference (OTC) in Houston in May

Run-time Safety Compliance and Self-Certification for Robotics. Irrespective of the mission, environment or robotic platform you need Robotics and Artificial Intelligence (AI) operating efficiently and safely – first time and every time. We have developed a transferable framework that integrates infrastructure, robotic and personnel data, to support safety and mission success. Within our framework we […]


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Undersea Defence Technology Visitors

The UDT (Undersea Defence Technology Conference & Exhibition) 2019 was held for three days from May 13th to May 15th in Stockholm, Sweden. As part of the conference 16 engineers from the defence sector were tasked with providing a survey of European underwater defence-related companies, and visiting the associated universities and companies in Scotland this […]


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