Autonomy and Me: Symbiotic Partnerships Between People and Systems

Thank you to Clearpath Robotics for highlighting how our research is establishing a pathway for the transition of Trustworthy Autonomous Services into industry. Productive collaboration, Run-Time mission resilience and Safety Compliance was achieved using a digital environment to support the 3C’s (Collaboration, Coordination and Corroboration) across people, infrastructure, the environment, and resident robotics using a hyper-enabled collaborative […]


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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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Symbiotic System Design for Safe and Resilient Autonomous Robotics in Offshore Wind Farms

We are pleased to announce an early release of our research into symbiotic systems. This top-down approach to modelling the complex interactions of industrial autonomous services presents several advancements that will enable a roadmap to trust, resilient autonomous operations and safety compliance. The preprint is available on ArXiv by clicking here and video presentation which […]


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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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HOME Offshore: Advanced Sensing for Offshore Asset Management

We are pleased to share our latest outreach video, hosted on our Smart Systems Group YouTube channel. In this video, we have summarised and demonstrated the latest research outcomes of Heriot-Watt University and the Smart System Group, which innovative fusion prognostics approaches on offshore Asset Management. We utilise advanced sensing technologies, multi-physical models, data-driven and […]


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Research in Robotics, Artificial Intelligence and Autonomous Systems for the Offshore Sector

The Offshore Robotics for the Certification of Assets (ORCA) Hub is a research programme of a group of universities and several partners developing Robotics, Artificial Intelligence and Autonomous Systems for the offshore sector. The hubs aim is to develop research and discovery science into commercial products and services in order to support the UK offshore […]


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SSG Research Work Published in Proceedings of Offshore Technology Conference (OTC) 2020

Smart Systems Group Researchers Jamie Blanche and Dr Osama Zaki are lead authors of recently published papers in the proceedings of the 2020 Offshore Technology Conference available through https://www.onepetro.org/. The conference organisers decided that despite having to cancel the conference due to the worldwide COVID-19 crisis that the work produced for the conference be published. […]


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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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