Development of a robotic platform for autonomous/semi-autonomous inspection of substations in order to detect failure pre-cursors in equipment. Project themes include: computer vision, data fusion, machine learning, augmented reality and virtual reality.
Robotics for Substation Environments
Sept 2016 - Sept 2020
Alastair Straker BEng
Doctoral Research Student
Alastair is a graduate of Electronic Engineering with Industrial Experience and a UKESF scholar, currently working towards his PhD in Robotics at the University of Manchester. His curricular interests include embedded systems, computer vision and virtual reality. Alastair has enjoyed contributing towards the University of Manchester Robot Orchestra and feels passionately about extending the reach of Engineering subjects to more young people.
Developing the next generation of nuclear decommissioning robotics research. Working in partnership with the nuclear sector and other universities around the UK and EU to reduce risk, accelerate productivity and reduce long term costs.
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