Talent and Skills
Research and technology being developed at the National Robotarium and other robotics institutes highlights the enormous potential for adoption of robotic, AI and autonomous systems in a wide range of industries. Recent pilot cases, including the use of underwater ROVs for inspection and maintenance of offshore wind turbines, quadrupeds fitted with lidar and sensors to enable 3D mapping and real-time navigation of construction sites , and robots in hospitals to undertake menial or repetitive tasks like changing beds, have demonstrated that robots can be adopted for greater safety and efficiency.
But service providers, staff and operators need a wealth of information and data to support their planning before robotics can be effectively deployed within their sector. They also need to consider the skills required within teams to operate robotic systems, analyse data in real-time, and troubleshoot if something goes wrong.
To better understand and address this, we are developing a range of activities, courses and CPD programmes to equip the current and future workforce with the skills and knowledge required to help humans and robots work better together.