High priority: can a human-robotics hybrid make wind farms safer?

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The recent deaths of two workers have focused attention on safety at UK wind farms. Julian Turner talks to Kate Harvey of the Global Offshore Wind Health and Safety Organisation, and David Flynn and Keith Brown, two engineers working on a human-robotics hybrid solution for offshore farms, to find out what can be done to improve safety.

Period15 Jun 2017

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  • Title BY JULIAN TURNER ON JUN 15 2017 Some offshore wind projects include a lot of onshore civil work. Offshore infrastructure is inherently complex and yet present sensing solutions are often basic. Robots and automation provide a degree of flexible sensing and intervention. The wind industry is relatively new compared with oil and gas, which has been around for 70 years. High priority: can a human-robotics hybrid make wind farms safer?
    Degree of recognitionInternational
    Media name/outletpower technology.com
    Media typeWeb
    Duration/Length/SizeFull page article
    CountryUnited Kingdom
    Date15/06/17
    DescriptionThe recent deaths of two workers have focused attention on safety at UK wind farms. Julian Turner talks to Kate Harvey of the Global Offshore Wind Health and Safety Organisation, and David Flynn and Keith Brown, two engineers working on a human-robotics hybrid solution for offshore farms, to find out what can be done to improve safety.
    Producer/AuthorJulian Turner
    URLwww.power-technology.com/features/featurehigh-priority-can-a-human-robotics-hybrid-make-wind-farms-safer-5839030/
    PersonsDavid Flynn, Keith Edgar Brown

Keywords

  • Robotics
  • Safety
  • Offshore
  • engineering