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UK Company Introduces Robotic Ecosystem For Offshore Wind Farm Inspections

The title of this post, is the same as that of this article on

This is the sub-heading.

Marshall Futureworx, the venture building and advanced technologies arm of Marshall of Cambridge, has unveiled plans to provide offshore wind farm inspection services using a resident robotic ecosystem.

These two paragraphs outline the system.

Lilypad is an ecosystem of multiple autonomous BVLOS (Beyond Visual Line of Sight) UAVs (Unmanned Aerial Vehicles) which utilise artificial intelligence and navigational sensors to provide dynamic and on-demand offshore inspection services, Marshall Futureworx said.

The UAVs are deployed from dedicated offshore charging stations and monitored by a single remote pilot stationed in an onshore command and control centre. Inspection data and reports are then transmitted back to the wind farm operators, which is said to enable faster, more frequent, reliable, and predictive maintenance scheduling and more effective utilisation of assets.

I can think of lots of uses for a system like this.

March 10, 2023 Posted by | Design, Energy | , , , , , | Leave a comment

My First Encounter With A Robot

Whilst in Bletchley, I saw this robot going about their business.


  1. The robot was from
  2. It was fascinating to see it cross the roads on the zebra crossings.

This idea might take off, as it is surely more environmentally friendly than a guy speeding up and down on a scooter.

March 15, 2022 Posted by | World | , , , | 7 Comments

Coronavirus Lockdown In Sweden: a New Take On Safe Shopping — No Assistants

The title of this post is the same as that of this article on The Sunday Times.

It could be the way, that convenience stores will be going! Even my local Marks and Spencer in Dalston, allows you to scan using an app, put the goods in your bag and just walk out!

I must try it, as it would mean that I would have to touch less equipment and won’t have to stand there like a wally, whilst the assistant verifies my age, after I have purchased low alcohol beer.

There could also be little robots like Daleks or R2-D2 wandering around, who you could ask questions, like “Where is the Adnams 0.5% low-alcohol beer?”. They would reply “Follow me!” and lead you to your next purchase.

April 19, 2020 Posted by | World | , , , , | Leave a comment