SINTEF Digital Robotics
For decades, robots have offered industries high-speed and high-precision task-solving capabilities. Today, they are deployed in new areas such as the petroleum industry, and in the domestic and healthcare sectors.
Data analysis is a process of gathering, modeling, and transforming data with the goal of highlighting useful information, suggesting conclusions, and supporting decision making. Data analysis has multiple facets and approaches, encompassing diverse techniques under a variety of names, in different business, science, and social science domains. Our expertise in the field of data analysis covers the following subjects.
The monitoring of critical environmental parameters is particularly important as part of the sustainable development of contemporary society. For example, current levels of marine resource exploitation demand accurate monitoring methods in order to support appropriate management strategies. The same applies to the major pressures exerted on the environment by the shipping and oil- and gas industries. SINTEF ICT is active as a driving force in this field and collaborates both with industry and the public sector to develop methods and technologies for accurate and effective environmental monitoring. Our project activities include;
Image analysis is the extraction of meaningful information from images; mainly from digital images by means of digital image processing techniques. Image analysis tasks can be as simple as reading bar coded tags or as sophisticated as identifying a person from their face. Our expertise in the field of image analysis covers the following subjects.
Petrochemical plants, power plants, offshore oil and gas facilities, paper mills are all examples of large industrial production plants. A common issue is to operate the plants with high throughput and with minimum use of energy and raw materials and low emissions. An example is to maximize the production from a set of oil wells or to maximize the amount of paper production for each unit of timber. This requires a well functioning control strategy and control system.
For decades, robots have offered industries high-speed and high-precision task-solving capabilities. Today, they are deployed in new areas such as the petroleum industry, and in the domestic and healthcare sectors. SINTEF ICT has developed both universal and tailored robotic systems for a large range of applications within fields such as:
Offshore platforms, the railway and process plants onshore are examples of systems where safety is of high importance. Because of this, they are equipped with safety systems to prevent harm on people, environment or property. These can be instrumented systems or administrative tools, as for example procedures on what to do when deviations from normal operation occur.
We are now living in a digital, service-based economy. Over the last decade, industries and all other sectors have adopted more service- and user-oriented approaches, placing customers at the centre and basing their communications with them regarding provision and use on the connectivity provided by the internet.
Mobile and autonomous sensor systems - MAsens
SINTEF pushes the boundaries of autonomous drones. Mobile and autonomous sensor systems constitute a priority area at SINTEF. We offer a large range of relevant technologies and competence within this field for mobile and autonomous systems in the air, on ground and under water.
Autonomous mobile systems are capable of reasoning about and solving unstructured problems without the direct intervention of humans, and central to future exploitation of the ocean space.
A friendly robot
Researchers have developed a robot that adjusts its movements in order to avoid colliding with the people and objects around it. This provides new opportunities for more friendly interaction between people and machines.
Robots – our new underwater “astronauts”
Soon it may be easier to design, plan and carry out infrastructure operations in deep water. The EU project called "SWARMs" aims to achieve this by integrating autonomous vehicles such as ROVs and AUVs.