Ross Robotics and National Physics Laboratory showcased the autonomous robot and inspection software side-by-side at NPL Headquarters in Teddington, ahead of plans to combine the two for commercial applications such as inspections in hazardous areas.
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Ross Robotics is working in collaboration with the UK’s National Physical Laboratory, based in Teddington, West London, and assisted by an InnovateUK funded Programme, to develop autonomous survey and inspection solutions for the oil & gas industry.
A Ross Robotics Scale 2.0 robot platform was shown at NPL’s Open Day, showcasing the forthcoming integration of NPL’s Difcam system, already used by Network Rail, with the robot. The Difcam system will be modularized by using the Ross Robotics connector technology.
The autonomous robotic survey system is initially being developed for the inspection and non-destructive testing of oil & gas pressure vessels with further scope for application in the nuclear industry.
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The GeoSLAM ZEB-REVO technology makes real-time survey possible where previously it was necessary to set up scanners and to perform onerous post-processing. Indoor mapping and complete surveys can be performed in a small fraction of the time formerly required, and with a greatly reduced workforce.
By teaming the ZEB-REVO with the Ross Robotics robot platform, it will be possible to perform surveys and mapping in environments that are difficult or dangerous to access.
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AUVSI is the world’s largest nonprofit organization devoted exclusively to advancing the unmanned systems and robotics community. XPONENTIAL 2017 took place in the Dallas Conference Centre in May.
Ross Robotics joined other unmanned vehicle specialists for the 4 day exhibition. Philip Norman took part in the Startup Showdown demonstrating the modularity and multi-use of Ross robots.