Pipebots Launch

Wednesday, November 27th, 2019

Royal Academy of Engineering, London, 20th November 2019

The official launch of the Pipebots programme grant took place at the Royal Academy of Engineering in London on 2019.  The event was very well attended with 80 participants from academia, industry, government and investors joining the Pipebots team to launch the 5-year Programme Grant.

The day kicked off with a poster display and demonstrations from our robotics team in Leeds and Sheffield.  Prof Kirill Horoshenkov introduced the day’s events and presented the Pipebots vision and showed the new Pipebots VideoProf Rob Richardson presented the technical aspects and Prof Simon Tait presented the roadmap and impact.

Participants were kept busy throughout the afternoon with facilitated discussions on key research themes and industrial panel discussions where the Pipebots team made the most of the expertise in the room by asking questions and seeking advice on key challenges.

There was a real buzz in the room with plenty of networking and discussions throughout the afternoon.  The team gained a lot of valuable input from stakeholders which will help to plan and progress the next phase of the project.  Overall, the launch event was a great success, and the hard work starts now!

Slides from this event are available to view HERE.