Robotics & autonomous systems

Artificial Intelligence (AI) in robotics: machine learning

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My area focuses on the specific applications of robotics to extreme and challenging environments. These include robots that handle nuclear waste, climb tall towers in the middle of the ocean or survive thousands of meters underwater so not vacuuming the …

AI is transforming industrial inspection

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At the forefront of the latest and most exciting advancements in this technology is AI for industrial inspection (AI4II), which is set to transform the way manufacturers carry out the process of visual examination of high value components. Artificial intelligence …

The innovation podcast: Robotics and AI in extreme environments

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The first in our series of Innovate UK podcasts looks at robotics and AI in extreme environments. The increasing amount of work that needs to be done in extreme environments like deep mining, nuclear decommissioning and offshore energy means there …

Industrial Strategy Challenge Fund: developing robots for extreme and hazardous environments

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Are robots really on the rise and threatening to take over? Some people will have you believe that robots will replace huge numbers of traditional jobs currently done by humans over the next few decades. That we’ll effectively be made …

Autonomous wind turbine inspection

Perceptual Robotics work flow

Creating intelligent autonomous systems Perceptual Robotics is applying leading edge autonomy concepts to industrial applications. Currently based in the Bristol Robotics Laboratory, our passion is to bridge the divide between academia and industry. Through our Innovate UK project we will …