Energy Transition

How can robots and AI make offshore energy more sustainable?

Robots could reduce the carbon emissions associated with creating and maintaining offshore energy infrastructures. Image: Unsplash/Nicholas Doherty

David Flynn

Associate Professor, Embedded Intelligence in Energy Systems, Heriot-Watt University, Heriot-Watt University

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Maintenance of offshore energy infrastructure is costly, dangerous and not friendly to the environment.
Maintenance of offshore energy infrastructure is costly, dangerous and not friendly to the environment. Image: Anette Bjerg/Pixabay

Autonomous Underwater Vehicles (AUVs) have numerous applications when it comes to maintaining and repairing offshore energy establishments
Autonomous Underwater Vehicles (AUVs) have numerous applications when it comes to maintaining and repairing offshore energy establishments Image: Zil/Wikimedia Commons, CC BY-SA

Drones can provide a low-energy stand-in for humans for assessing offshore energy infrastructure damage.
Drones can provide a low-energy stand-in for humans for assessing offshore energy infrastructure damage. Image: Aaron Burden/Unsplash, CC BY
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