Ημερομηνία: Τετάρτη 16 Ιουλίου, 2014 Ώρα: 12:00-13:00
Τοποθεσία: Aίθουσα Συναντήσεων "Στέλιος Ορφανουδάκης", ΙΤΕ, Ηράκλειο, Κρήτη
Host: Καθ. Τσακαλίδης Παναγιώτης
This talk will concentrate on a use case of applying robotics to the field of marine vessel inspection. In specific, the research and engineering challenges of automating ship's hull inspection will be outlined and the necessity of introducing robotic platforms will be highlighted. Typical robotic platforms, such as UAVs, ROVs and Magnetic Crawlers, are revisited within the maritime inspection paradigm. In addition, the design and development of a portable, lightweight robotic arm hosted on top of different robots will be presented. Its key operation is both to increase the locomotion abilities of the hosting robot, and carry out ultrasonic thickness measurements, while providing adaptability and intelligence within the dynamic and harsh environment of the vessel. Finally, results and lessons-learnt from field studies will be presented.