15. October 2019 - 9:00 till 15:00
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Workshop on autonomous robot asset inspection in the energy industry | The Lowry | Tuesday, 15. October 2019

A workshop on the role of robotics and autonomous systems in the energy sector to share the latest from EPSRC funded HOME Offshore, and UKRI funded RAIN Hub programme.
The event will be held at Lowry Theatre, MediaCity UK, on Tuesday 15th of October 2019.
The workshop will feature speakers from HOME Offshore, RAIN and from industrial stakeholders who will provide a current picture of how we imagine the role of robotics systems in the operations and maintenance energy assets.
In addition to the talks, we will have a showcase of some of the technologies developed by the projects with the main feature being an inspection of floating wind turbines using robots, recreated in the heart of the MediaCity bay.  Two small-scale wind turbines will be visually inspected by automated aerial drones  and an underwater ROV, which is operated from shore via a Virtual Reality (VR) interface, see video for details.
This will be an excellent opportunity for early carer researchers in the area to network with some of our industrial partners and to hear about the research undertaken by these projects. It will also be a excellent opportunity to industrial partners to see a demonstration of what is currently possible with the help of robotics systems.
Who is this event for?
The event is mainly aimed at researchers and industrialists from the robotics and/or energy sector looking to hear more about the role of robotics and autonomous systems in the future operations and maintenance strategy of our energy assets.
What are my transport/parking options for getting to and from the event?
Private car parks are located around MediaCity. There is also the MediaCity tram stop and multiple bus stops. You can plan your route using MediaCity's find us website.
Can I bring something to workshop?
For information on setting up a demonstration stand please contact the event organisers.            
Is there catering?
Pastries on arrival, coffees and Lunch will be provided. If you have any dietary requirements please let us know when you book.
What about the weather?
It does rain and wind in Manchester. The event will take place whatever the weather, though outside flying is obviously weather dependent.
Is there overnight accommodation?
Visitors are recommended to book into a local hotel if staying for more than one day. There are many options for accommodations in the vicinity of the event.