UK-RAS Network: Robotics Summer Showcase 2021

9.30 am, Tuesday 18th May

Legged Robots for Industrial Inspection and Intervention

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The ORCA Hub’s Oxford Robotics Institute and Heriot-Watt University will demonstrate ANYmal C and Boston Dynamics Spot live from their labs, present videos on some of their industrial deployments, and discuss the cutting edge research and capabilities which make this revolution possible.

We will be joined by industrial partners: Will Newsom from Createc, and Gabriel Durojaye from Costain, who will introduce their use cases in oil&gas (Createc) and in construction (Costain).

Programme

Tuesday, 18 May, 9.30 am BTS:

1. Introduction of use cases in oil&gas and nuclear industry (Will Newsom, Createc)
2. Introduction of use cases in construction industry (Gabriel Durojaye, Costain)
3. Spot robot presentation and live demo (Dr. Sen Wang, Heriot-Watt University)
4. ANYmal robot presentation and live demo (Dr.Maurice Fallon, University of Oxford)
5. Q&A session

Legged Robots are being increasingly adopted in a range of industrial settings

Legged Robots are being increasingly adopted in a range of industrial settings.

11 am - 12 pm, Tuesday 15th June

Humans in the Loop and Human-Robot Teaming for Remote Inspection


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Find out about the work of the Human-Robot Interaction theme of the ORCA Hub UK Research and Innovation collaboration involving five leading universities and industry. Take part and ask questions in our program of short interactive demonstrations and talks about our work applying Artificial Intelligence and Natural Language Interaction to helping people manage, control and cooperate with remote robots from the safety of a control room.

Artificial Intelligence and Natural Language Interaction

Artificial Intelligence and Natural Language Interaction

A “Furhat Robotics” social robot helps an operator to manage a remote team of robots dealing with an emergency on a simulated offshore energy installation:

Furhat Robotics

Two operators use MIRIAM to query an Autonomous Underwater Vehicle (AUV) doing a simulated sea bed sonar survey. Later they launch an AUV in Loch Linnhe in Scotland and query its status with MIRIAM:

MIRIAM

MIRIAM for robot teams: An operator chats with different mobile robots on a remote offshore energy platform:

Miriam Twin