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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. Image: Anette Bjerg/Pixabay

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. Image: Aaron Burden/Unsplash, CC BY
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