Autonomous drones which can fly to offshore energy assets, inspect them for damage, fit sensors and drop off repair materials are among the latest technology to be unveiled by a consortium led by the Edinburgh Centre for Robotics.

The ORCA Hub, which involves five universities working with 35 industrial and innovation partners, forms part of the Government’s £93m R&D funding on “Robotics and AI for Extreme Environments” through the Industry Strategic Challenge Fund (ISCF).

It aims to minimise
Source: NDT