Date: 05 September 2018
Robotic systems are perhaps at their most valuable when carrying out tasks that would otherwise put humans in danger. In some cases they give us visibility or enable operations in environments so extreme humans could not even wilfully venture – space, nuclear and deep subsea.
The opportunity to exploit the power of robotics in these applications has been recognised by the UK Government, with “Robotics and Artificial Intelligence for Extreme & Challenging Environments.” forming a key element of the Industrial Strategy Challenge Fund (ISCF), resulting in millions of £GBP funding being injected into the sector.
Robots operating in these extreme environments face some unique challenges but also share many – extremes of temperature, pressure and uncertainty of position to name but a few.
The IET’s Robotics in Extreme Environments lecture aims to connect expertise from a range of these discrete industry sectors, to share problems, exchange solutions and create opportunities for horizontal innovation. This event will take place within the ENGenious Symposium (running 4-6 Sept 2018 at the Aberdeen Exhibition and Conference Centre.)
For further information please visit the IET website