October 17, 2017

Marine Robots Take Center Stage

University of Plymouth’s Saab Seaeye ROV launched off their vessel RV Falcon Spirit (Photo: Marine-i)

University of Plymouth’s Saab Seaeye ROV launched off their vessel RV Falcon Spirit (Photo: Marine-i)

The use of robotics and artificial intelligence in marine technology will be the theme of Marine-i’s next Discovery Room event. This free event will take place on Wednesday November 22 at Tremough Innovation Center, Penryn.

 
Marine-i is an EU-funded scheme that provides support for the marine technology sector in Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly. Its Discovery Room events are designed to draw together the latest thinking and expertise on a specific theme of marine technology, delivered in a series of short presentations and followed up by interactive workshops and Q&A sessions. Marine-i events provide businesses with an overview of the topic and insight into potential market growth opportunities. 
 
Simon Cheeseman is Sector Lead on Wave & Tidal Energy at the Offshore Renewable Energy (ORE) Catapult and is lead organizer for this event. He said, “This is a fantastic opportunity for businesses to get up to speed on the newest developments in robotics and artificial intelligence and the many rapidly emerging opportunities in the marine sector. This is a dynamic and diverse sector that is creating exciting opportunities for innovative businesses of all sizes. Not only will delegates hear from leading experts in the field, they will also be able to make valuable new contacts who could help accelerate new business ideas to market.”
 
Speakers for the event include market-leading companies such as Ørsted (previously Dong Energy (UK)), Cornwall-based TouchByte and Autonomous Systems developer SEICHE, as well as experts from the University of Exeter and Plymouth University. ORE Catapult will discuss the challenges involved and Innovate UK will talk about national funding opportunities. There will also be interactive exhibits and innovative technologies on display.
 
Attendance at the event is free, and delegates can register here: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/marine-technology-robotics-artificial-intelligence-tickets-38537356270 
 
Part funded by the European Regional Development Fund, Marine-i is a £9.3 million  ($12.2 million) collaboration between the University of Exeter, Plymouth University, The Cornwall College Group, Cornwall Marine Network, Cornwall Development Company and the Offshore Renewable Energy Catapult. 
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