2019 got off to a positive start for ORCA Hub this week as we received the news that we have been shortlisted under the ‘Multiparty Collaboration’ category in the 2019 Scottish Knowledge Exchange Awards. This category looks to recognise groups and consortia involving three or more parties working together on an innovative research project including a research partner from Scottish academia and at least one business. We are up against internal competition in the form
We are thrilled to announce that ORCA Hub has been selected to patricipate in The Royal Society Summer Exhibition 2019! Our exhibit will focus on the work of ORCA in the offshore domain and will feature exciting hands-on experiences, interactive technology and novel demonstrations of recent advances from the project and its technology. We will be aiming to show the practical applications from core STEM subjects through the use of electronics, sensors, software, The Internet
This week we hosted an ORCA Hub Open Day at Heriot-Watt University to share information on some of the Hub’s activities over the first year of the project and our plans going forward. The event drew attendees from the oil and gas and renewables industries, funding bodies, innovation centres, development agencies and other universities and was hosted at the Edinburgh Business School and ORIAM Scotland. Presentations from Hub Director, David Lane, and the Work Theme
The ORCA Hub team at the Oxford Robotics Institute (University of Oxford) were delighted to receive their own quadruped ANYmal over the summer which will be used as part of the Sensing and Mapping work. The team have been getting up to speed with programming ANYmal and took it for an outdoor excursion for the first time last week in preparation for the upcoming terrestrial and aerial-focussed trials which will feature both the University of
Dr. Michael Mistry took the quadruped robot, ANYmal, and a team from the Edinburgh Centre for Robotics down to Sussex for the Goodwood Festival of Speed in mid-July. The ANYmal is used in ORCA Hub’s ‘Planning, Control and Manipulation’ stream of work which is led by Dr. Mistry. The team gave demonstrations of ANYmal as part of the Future Lab exhibit throughout the course of the weekend and members of the public were delighted to