Department of Computer Science, Royal Holloway University of London
National Oceanography Centre
3 OPEN POSITIONS IN MY TEAM
Squads of Adaptive Robots (SoAR)
This Innovate UK project will be carried out by a consortium including industry (Sonardyne, Planet Ocean, and HydroSurv Unmanned Survey), research institutes (National Oceanography Centre) and end users (Offshore Renewable Energy Catapult). SoAR is focused on delivering a fundamental shift in the use of marine robotics through the networking of heterogeneous fleets of Autonomous Underwater Vehicles (AUV) and uncrewed surface vehicles overseen by a fleet level autonomy engine capable of adaptive mission planning.
This Innovate UK project will be undertaken jointly with the companies Tharsus, one of the UK's most advanced robotics companies, and JR Dynamics, an SME based in North-East England. The project will create and integrate an industry-leading AI-planning capability and a critical infrastructure-scale control system. The project aims at transforming warehousing and distribution operations in response to increasing market demand and throughput, intense competition, and consumer preference for quicker delivery at a lower cost.
This Innovate UK project will be carried out by a consortium including industry (Autonomous Devices, Signaloid, D-RisQ and CRP Subsea) and academia (University of Manchester and University of Strathclyde). Demeter aims to shift the subsea monitoring paradigm from one of manual, expensive, and low-frequency data retrieval to that of automated, inexpensive, high frequency and on-demand intelligence retrieval. Suitably evolved, Demeter will open up entirely new concepts of operation for maritime security that are not currently feasible.