Canadian Simulation Tech Company to Digitise, Test & Validate Aerial Deployment of Robotic Technology on Windfarms
The collaboration produced three-dimensional winds that were modelled and calibrated to known offshore wind farm parameters.
One of the UK’s leading machine learning and applied AI Innovators specializing in the energy sector – Nottingham-based Cognitive Business – has announced it has successfully worked in collaboration with the Offshore Renewable Energy Catapult (OREC) and global simulation technology company, CAE, to deliver a proof of concept simulating the aerial deployment of robotics to an offshore windfarm.
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The DOME Project – Digital Operations and Maintenance Environment Project – comprises a consortium of companies, universities and Subject Matter Experts. DOME is focused on building an open simulation platform enabling complex system interactions to be tested and validated.
As part of this consortium, Cognitive and CAE worked together to provide test and validation for aerial deployment of robotic technology offshore using DOME. The collaboration produced three-dimensional winds that were modelled and calibrated to known offshore wind farm parameters. Wind, asset, and environmental interactions provided a simulation capable of delivering the complexity required to produce highly accurate and realistic flight conditions. The digital environment enabled the test and validation of a 4-prop ariel drone carrying a 25kg maintenance and inspection robot in winds up to 10m/s.
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