The BugWright2 project

Autonomous Robotic Inspection and Maintenance on Ship Hulls

News

[Conference]

On 20 September 2022, WMU participated in an online maritime webinar with Shenzen, China. Partner Tafsir Johansson presented his paper “BUGWRIGHT2 Overcoming Regulatory Barriers for Service Robotics in an Ocean Industry Context”.

The webinar was mostly for stakeholders and decision makers in the maritime industry, it included Shenzhen University, Department of City Planning, Business development bureau, Environmental protection department, Department of Natural resourcing, Shenzhen Institute of Advanced Technology, China Academy of Sciences, Tsinghua University (Shenzhen), Shenzhen Maozhou River Basin Administration Center, Shenzhen Maritime Safety Administration of the People’s Republic of China, Shenzhen Customs Office of Postal Supervision, Agriculture, Rural and Marine Fisheries Bureau of Shenshan Special Cooperation Zone, Harbin University, Southern University of Science and Technology, Shenzhen Marine Comprehensive Law Enforcement Detachment etc. but also staff members including Maritime Professors and researchers. 

#h2020 #webinar #maritime #technology

[Integration Week]

👷 For our second in-person Integration week, partners went to Trondheim in Norway, in June 2022.

As usual, the goal of the week was to tests various technologies as much as possible, in particular by integrating new components and various functions.

More information ➡️ here.

#h2020 #integrationweek #fieldtests #research #euproject #dronetechnology #innovation #testing

[Conference/Press]

At the beginning of June, BUGWRIGHT2 participated at Posidonia 2022, the international maritime trade fair in Athens, Greece, from 6 to 10 June.

The project was presented with our partner Glafcos Marine.

More information ➡️ here.

#h2020 #event #marine #exhibition2022 #maritime

[Integration Week]

👷 Our first in-person Integration week was held at the Perama port in Athens, Greece, in May 2022.

During this integration week, partners were finally able to work together on site.

Thanks to our partners Glafcos Marine, Danaos and Starbulk, a mock-up was built in the spring and finished just in time for our integration week. 

#h2020 #integrationweek #fieldtests #research #euproject 

[Conference]

WMU participated at the United Nations Side Event (in Lisbon, Portugal) organised by the World Maritime University-Sasakawa Global Ocean Institute, on the 27th of June 2022.

Partner Tafsir Johansson presented his paper “BUGWRIGHT2 Overcoming Regulatory Barriers for Service Robotics in an Ocean Industry Context”. 

More information ➡️ here.

#h2020 #event #maritime #oceanconference2022 #UN

[Press]

The Lakeside Lab participated in the Long Night of Research on 20th May 2022, an event every two years where companies, research labs, and university groups open their doors to the general public, in Klagenfurt, Austria.

#opendays #euproject #h2020 #research

[Conference]

🎉 It’s official!

#BUGWRIGHT2 will participate at Posidonia 2022, the international maritime trade fair will be held this summer in Athens, Greece, from 6 to 10 June. Come and meet us on:

📅 Tuesday 07th June 2022
🕥 10:45-12:30 (Greece time UCT+2)
➡️ To register here

The project will be presented with our partner Glafcos Marine.
#h2020 #event #marine #exhibition2022 #maritime

[Conference]

WMU hosted the first virtual webinar. This is the first of the series of webinars they plan to organise over the next 2 years of the project. 

The special guest lecture from US, expert on transport autonomy, was Mr. Sean Pribyl, Senior Counsel at Holland & Knight LLP. The title of his presentation was “Optimizing Vessel Operations and Environmental Compliance through Emerging Technologies”.

More information ➡️ here.

[Press]

They talk about us!

📣 The EU project PILOTING organises podcasts on EU projects and our coordinator Cedric Pradalier presented BugWright2 during a podcast this week.

What did they talked about? you will know it when listening to it ➡️ here 

#podcast #h2020 #maritime #euproject

[Testing]

Field tests!

👷🏽 Last week, partners ROBOPLANET and the CNRS went back to the Cristal Union site in Bazancourt, France, to conduct new tests in real conditions.

➡️ More information in the article

#euproject #h2020 #inspections #robotics #dronetechnology #research #fieldwork #tests

[Testing]

Field tests!

👷‍♂️ In January 2022, partner ROBOPLANET travelled to Portugal to do some testing with partner Arsenal do Alfeite, S.A. (AASA).

The goal was to evaluate the new UT_Crawler for ship inspection. External ship hull inspection are requested by class societies to allow ships to take the sea.

#NDT #Robotics #Marine #Collabrative #Innovation #H2020 #Bugwright2 #tests #fieldwork #euproject #fieldtrip #maritime #teamcollaboration

[Testing]

Field tests!

👷🏾 In December 2021, Trier University had a productive field visit at AASA in Lisbon, Portugal.

The field visit was a great chance for work psychologists and human factors specialists to discuss the potential of BugWright2 with the experts from AASA.

#euproject #h2020 #field #visit #fieldvisit #humanfactors #lisbon #shipinspection #maritimetechnology #workpsychology #aopsytrier

[Conference]

⚓ WMU-IMO’s Webinar on BugWright2 

🎤 Partner WMU, represented by Tafsir Johansson, Aspasia Pastra and Rián Derrig presented several papers on BugWright2 as part of IMO Ocean Group webinar. 

❗ The webinar is open to the public ❗

📅 1st December 2021
🕚 11:00AM- 12:30AM (Paris/Berlin/Rome time)
🌐 Link of the event 👉 here️

🔎To learn more 👉 here

#H2020 #EUproject  #maritimetechnology  #shipinspection #law 

[Testing]

Field tests!

👷🏼 Last week, partners ROBOPLANET and the CNRS tested an innovative robot on the CRISTAL UNION site (largest sugar site in Europe) in Bazancourt, France.

A team of engineers and researchers was welcomed for tests in real conditions.

#recherche #euproject #h2020 #inspections #robotics #dronetechnology #research #fieldwork #tests 

[Testing]

Field tests!

🛠 Our partner CNRS recently carried out field tests in its premises and took advantage of the autumn sun 🌞. 

#H2020 #EUproject #maintenance #robotics #maritimetechnology #shipinspection #maritime #dronetechnology #acoustics 

[Press]

They talk about us!

📰 New article in The Port of Hamburg Magazine about BugWright2! The article can be read page 30 👉🏼 here (in German) and here (in English). 

#H2020 #maintenance #robotics #maritimetechnology #shipinspection #maritime 

[Press]

They talk about us!

📰 New article in GospodarkaMorska.pl about BugWright2 and our industrial partner Glafcos Marine! The article can be read 👉🏼 here (in Polish).

#H2020 #maintenance #robotics #maritimetechnology #shipinspection #maritime 

[Committees meeting]

Annual Committee meeting 2021

  • 🗓️ October 2021
  • 💻 Online 
  • 📋 Agenda

[Conference]

IMO’s World Maritime Day theme “Seafarers: at the core of shipping’s future”

🎤 Partner WMU, represented by Tafsir Johansson and Aspasia Pastra, presented a paper on BugWright2 about Remote Inspection Technologies and the Human Element at the IMO’s World Maritime Day theme “Seafarers: at the core of shipping’s future”, online event organised by HELMEPA and the Hellenic Chamber of Shipping. 

📅 30 September 2021
🕚 11:00 AM
🌐 Link of the event👉 here️

#H2020 #EUproject  #maritimetechnology  #shipinspection #law #WorldMaritimeDay

[Press]

They talk about us!

📰 New article in Robban Assafina Magazine about BugWright2 and our industrial partner Glafcos Marine!
The article can be read 👉🏼 here, volume 13, issue 74, July/August 2021, page 61 (in Arabic).  

#H2020 #maintenance #robotics #maritimetechnology #shipinspection

[Conference] 

OCEANS 2021 global conference

🎤 Alexandre Cardaillac, PhD student at Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU) will present his paper on Ruled Path Planning Framework for Safe and Dynamic Navigation at the OCEANS 2021 conference. The event is co-hosted by our partner Universidade do Porto.

📅 22nd September 2021
🕚 3:50PM
🌐 Link of the website 👉 here

#ai #maintenance #robotics #h2020 #euproject #innovation #engineering #maritimetechnology #shipinspection #underwaterdrone

[Workshop]

Invitation to participate in our stakeholder meeting!

On behalf of the BUGWRIGHT2 consortium, we are pleased to invite you to our upcoming online stakeholder meeting that will take place on 06th October 2021, from 10:00 AM to 12:30 PM. Our main topic will be on The Challenges of automation and artificial intelligence and more particularly of autonomous robots in the maritime sector for the inspection and maintenance of ships.  

📅 06th October 2021
🕚 10:00AM to 12:30PM
💻 Online meeting
💶 Free participation
🌐 Link to register 👉 here️

#H2020  #maritimetechnology  #shipinspection #robotics #maintenance #innovation

[Conference]

European Environmental Law Forum (EELF) Annual Conference 2021

📰 Partner WMU, represented by Tafsir Johansson and Aspasia Pastra and their colleagues Dimitrios Dalaklis and Thomas Klenum, presented their work on “Addressing Uncertainties in RAS Integration for Ships’ Hull Inspection and Maintenance: Through the Prism of International Environmental Law” for BugWright2.

📅 10th September 2021
🕚 10:50 AM
🌐 Link of the conference 👉 here️

#H2020 #EUproject  #maritimetechnology  #shipinspection #law

[Press]

They talk about us!

📰 New articles in Bureau Veritas News and Smart Maritime Network talk about BugWright2 and our industrial partner Glafcos Marine!

📰 Another article in The Motor Ship talks about BugWright2 and our industrial partner Glafcos Marine!

#H2020 #maintenance #robotics #maritimetechnology #shipinspection

[Workshop]

European Robotics & AI workshop applied to Inspection and Maintenance workshop

Cedric Pradalier from Centre national de la recherche scientifique (CNRS) presented BugWright2 at the European Robotics & AI workshop applied to Inspection and Maintenance workshop organised by PILOTING H2020 Project:

📅 29th June 2021
🕚 11:00 AM
🌐 Link of the recorded session here️ 👉 https://lnkd.in/dNruWgw

#maintenance #robotics #H2020 #EUproject #innovation #engineering #maritimetechnology #acoustics #shipinspection #underwaterdrone #multi-robotsystem #virtual-reality #microairvehicle 

[Integration week]

Third Virtual Integration Week and First Review Meeting

🗓️ May 2021 
📋 Online meetings
💻 Demos

[Integration week]

Second Virtual Integration Week

  • 🗓️ January 2021
  • 📋 Online meetings
  • 📑 Committee meeting
  • 🖥️ Virtual demos

[Committees meeting]

Annual Committee meeting 2020

  • 🗓️ September 2021
  • 💻 Online 
  • 📋 Agenda
  • 🎤 Workshop by IEIC

[Integration week]

First Virtual Integration Week

🗓️ June 2020
📋 Online meetings
💻 Demos

 

[Integration week]

First Integration Week || Kick-off meeting

🗓️ January 2020 
🌍 Nantes, France
📋 Meetings
🚢 Visit of a shipyard

This project has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grand agreement No 871260.