Scottish Minister Visits ORCA Hub

ORCA Hub and the Edinburgh Centre for Robotics at Heriot-Watt University were recently visited by Scottish Minister for Trade, Investment and Innovation, Ivan McKee.

We were delighted to host the Minister and show him the work being undertaken in robotics at Heriot-Watt. During the visit Mr McKee was given a tour of the Ocean Systems Lab where Sensing & Mapping work theme lead, Prof. Yvan Petillot, gave a demonstration of the tank facilities with sub-surface robot and sensor networks.

Ocean Systems Lab demonstration

We were also able to show Mr McKee around the Human-Robot Interaction (HRI) Lab where he was shown a 'chatbot' helping in an emergency situation and the Field Robotics Lab where Professor Adam Stokes and his ORCA research team from the University of Edinburgh provided a demonstration of the 'Husky' mobile platform and Limpet sensors.

Husky and Limpet sensor
Husky demonstration

The Limpet Sensor

The Limpet sensor is a cost-effective, integrated multi-sensing device designed for deployment in large collectives on and around offshore assets for asset integrity monitoring and inspection.

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