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The ORCA Hub: Explainable Offshore Robotics through Intelligent Interfaces [article]

Helen Hastie, Katrin Lohan, Mike Chantler, David A. Robb, Subramanian Ramamoorthy, Ron Petrick, Sethu Vijayakumar, David Lane
2018 arXiv   pre-print
We present the UK Robotics and Artificial Intelligence Hub for Offshore Robotics for Certification of Assets (ORCA Hub), a 3.5 year EPSRC funded, multi-site project.  ...  The goal is that through the use of such robotic systems offshore, the need for personnel will decrease.  ...  We acknowledge all the ORCA Hub consortium partners.  ... 
arXiv:1803.02100v1 fatcat:efo4u5p2ezcbxdb2tz4ouh43hu

The Limpet: A ROS-Enabled Multi-Sensing Platform for the ORCA Hub

Mohammed E Sayed, Markus P Nemitz, Simona Aracri, Alistair C McConnell, Ross M McKenzie, Adam A Stokes
2018 Sensors  
The Limpet comprises the sensing aspect of the ORCA Hub System. We integrated the Limpet with Robot Operating System (ROS), which allows it to interact with other robots in the ORCA Hub System.  ...  The Limpet is designed to be part of the ORCA (Offshore Robotics for Certification of Assets) Hub System, which consists of the offshore assets and all the robots (Underwater Autonomous Vehicles, drones  ...  Acknowledgments: The authors thank the members of the Stokes Research Group at The University of Edinburgh and the members of the ORCA Hub project for useful conversations and feedback on this article.  ... 
doi:10.3390/s18103487 pmid:30332821 pmcid:PMC6210591 fatcat:igdjwflyrna5xgoila7bzgafxa

Natural Language Interaction to Facilitate Mental Models of Remote Robots [article]

Francisco J. Chiyah Garcia, José Lopes, Helen Hastie
2020 arXiv   pre-print
High-stakes scenarios, such as emergency response or offshore energy platform and nuclear inspections, require robot operators to have clear mental models of what the robots can and can't do.  ...  We propose that interaction with a conversational assistant, who acts as a mediator, can help the user with understanding the functionality of remote robots and increase transparency through natural language  ...  See Figure 1 for examples of such robots (where images a, b and d are images of robots from the ORCA Hub [7] ).  ... 
arXiv:2003.05870v1 fatcat:fizhg7tj7nbhbogspxqxq463lq

CRWIZ: A Framework for Crowdsourcing Real-Time Wizard-of-Oz Dialogues [article]

Francisco J. Chiyah Garcia, José Lopes, Xingkun Liu, Helen Hastie
2020 arXiv   pre-print
In this paper, we propose CRWIZ: a framework for collecting real-time Wizard of Oz dialogues through crowdsourcing for collaborative, complex tasks.  ...  The framework is available at  ...  The ORCA Hub vision is to use teams of robots and autonomous intelligent systems to work on offshore energy platforms to enable cheaper, safer and more efficient working practices.  ... 
arXiv:2003.05995v1 fatcat:ao5yorjgfrf2nnasvuwczdigqu

An Overview of Verification and Validation Challenges for Inspection Robots

Michael Fisher, Rafael C. Cardoso, Emily C. Collins, Christopher Dadswell, Louise A. Dennis, Clare Dixon, Marie Farrell, Angelo Ferrando, Xiaowei Huang, Mike Jump, Georgios Kourtis, Alexei Lisitsa (+5 others)
2021 Robotics  
As the hubs are active across nuclear, offshore, and space environments, this gives a breadth of issues common to many inspection robots.  ...  Based on our experience across three research and innovation hubs within the UK's "Robots for a Safer World" programme, we present an overview of the relevant techniques and challenges in this area.  ...  These three hubs cover the nuclear (RAIN hub), offshore (ORCA hub), and space (FAIR-SPACE hub) sectors.  ... 
doi:10.3390/robotics10020067 fatcat:2inemoqiz5dwbgobnx3bzgw56a

Reliability and Safety of Autonomous Systems Based on Semantic Modelling for Self-Certification

Osama Zaki, Matthew Dunnigan, Valentin Robu, David Flynn
2021 Robotics  
To capture the interdependencies of components within such a complex robotic platform, automatons were related to each other by semantic relationships.  ...  The paradigm is based on the philosophy that there are different types of semantic relationships between the states of different parts of the system.  ...  Acknowledgments: The authors acknowledge the funding of the EPSRC Offshore Robotics for Certification of Assets hub ( [grant number EP/R026173/1].  ... 
doi:10.3390/robotics10010010 fatcat:4trc3q6yfrbh5gjuje7euuxuym

Explainable Software for Cyber-Physical Systems (ES4CPS): Report from the GI Dagstuhl Seminar 19023, January 06-11 2019, Schloss Dagstuhl [article]

Joel Greenyer, Malte Lochau, Thomas Vogel
2019 arXiv   pre-print
This report documents the program and results of the GI-Dagstuhl Seminar 19023 on Explainable Software for Cyber-Physical Systems (ES4CPS).  ...  The seminar was concerned with the challenge that for future Cyber-Physical Systems (CPS), it will become increasingly relevant to explain their behavior (past, current, and future behavior, why a certain  ...  Acknowledgments We would like to thank the Gesellschaft for Informatik e.V. (GI, German Society for Informatics) and Schloss Dagstuhl for partially funding this seminar.  ... 
arXiv:1904.11851v1 fatcat:r2r5ac6hmnel3f6weiynjwunni

A Survey on Intermediation Architectures for Underwater Robotics

Xin Li, José-Fernán Martínez, Jesús Rodríguez-Molina, Néstor Martínez
2016 Sensors  
Sensors 2016, 16, 190 4 of 42 ' ORCA [13] is an open-source software project making use of component-based software engineering to robotics.  ...  However, there are still scarce contributions regarding the global state of the art in intermediation architectures for underwater robotics.  ...  Acknowledgments: This survey has been done as part of the work that is being undertaken for the SWARMs (Smart and Networking Underwater Robots in Cooperation Meshes) research project (ECSEL project number  ... 
doi:10.3390/s16020190 pmid:26861321 pmcid:PMC4801567 fatcat:lgp5hco4nzfgpfzkhpiyctrmeq

Conservation Tech Directory [article]

Carly Batist, Gracie Ermi, Gracie Ermie
You can reach her on Twitter (@Carly_Batist), LinkedIn, or WILDLABS.Gracie is a Research Engineer at the Allen Institute for Artificial Intelligence (AI2).  ...  But please search the spreadsheet first to make sure the resource you're thinking of isn't already listed. Thanks!  ...  for listening to orcas as they swim past different hydrophones in the Puget Sound; citizen scientists can also listen to live underwater recordings and label orca calls and other interesting sounds  ... 
doi:10.6084/m9.figshare.15442200.v6 fatcat:rimzpsafq5foxf25n7ucgueh3a

AI-driven Maintenance Support for Downhole Tools and Electronics Operated in Dynamic Drilling Environments

L. Kirschbaum, D. Roman, G. Singh, J. Bruns, V. Robu, D. Flynn
2020 IEEE Access  
A novel Artificial Intelligence (AI)-driven Condition Based Maintenance (CBM) support system is presented, combining Bottom Hole Assembly (BHA) data with Big Data Analytics (BDA).  ...  The findings of this paper demonstrate the value of the BHA-PCBA CBM framework by providing accurate prognosis of operational equipment health leading to reduced costs, minimised Non-Productive Time (NPT  ...  He is also a Co-Investigator in several large-scale energy and AI-related projects, such as CESI (the U.K., National Centre for Energy Systems Integration), ORCA Hub (U.K., Offshore Robotics for Certification  ... 
doi:10.1109/access.2020.2990152 fatcat:adsucjtxpjfszhscghcgtsgtha