About the session
Inspection, maintenance and repair (IMR) of offshore facilities above and below the water surface are challenging in terms of access, HSE (health, safety, environment) and cost. Cooperation of humans, robots and AI could offer great advantages to offshore IMR including, better safety for the human operators, improved accuracy, shorter response time and the possibility for longer-duration IMR task execution. To this end, autonomous vehicles can lead to improved asset management of offshore infrastructure (through more continuous presence, and access to harsh and remote areas), as well as greener operations through decarbonization (e.g., less need for energy-intensive support vessels). In this invited session we therefore focus on key technology areas for further enabling autonomous IMR of offshore infrastructure.
About the conference
The Technical University of Denmark and the IFAC Technical Committee in Marine Systems are hosting the14th IFAC Conference on Control Applications in Marine Systems, Robotics and Vehicles. The conference is held between 14th and 16th September.
The conference aims at defining the research, development and innovation agenda within the areas of marine automation, control and robotics bridging the prominent views of academia and industry.
The session program is organized by Aksel A. Transeth (SINTEF Digital), Eleni Kelasidi (SINTEF Ocean), Marialena Vagia (SINTEF Digital) and Petter Risholm (SINTEF Digital).
The efforts from SINTEF in organizing the invited session are co-financed by the RIMA project (European Network on Robotics for Infrastructure Inspection and Maintenance) and the RINVE network. The RIMA network is financed by the EU commission (project number 824990) and the RINVE network is financed by the Research Council of Norway (project number 328799). er Engelunds Vej, 2800 Kgs. Lyngby, Denmark