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Robotics for Substation Environments

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.

 

 

KEY FEATURES

TITLE

Robotics for Substation Environments

[RSE]

PROJECT TYPE

PhD

FUNDER

National Grid

DATE

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.

 

OFFICE

EMAIL

Sackville, University of Manchester, Manchester, UK

alastair.straker@postgrad.manchester.ac.uk

 

SUPPORTED BY

Developing the next generation of nuclear decommissionning robotics research. Working in partnership with the nuclear sector and other unverisities around the UK and EU to reduce risk, accelerate productivity an reduce long term costs .

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