Robotics and Autonomous Systems for Rolling Stock Maintenance – dissemination event

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Register now to attend this interactive event, which will include live demos, as well as presentations, panel sessions, videos and animations, and for a chance to see the Science Museum’s blockbuster Robots Exhibition on the same day!


Keynote speaker: Professor John Loughhead, Chief Scientific Adviser, Department for Business, Enterprise and Industrial Strategy

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RRUKA is pleased to present the results of four academic-led feasibility studies, which shared a £250,000 competition prize to apply Robotics and Autonomous Systems (RAS) to the maintenance of rolling stock. These projects explored blue-sky ideas for maintenance, servicing and inspection, with a focus on key industry challenges such as: reducing maintenance time to improve capacity; reducing whole-life costs; and improving safety by enhancing the reliability of rolling stock inspections.


Join us at the Science Museum on 25 May to find out more about:

  • the potential for using automated inspection techniques and additive manufacturing for wheelset repairs (University of Birmingham)
  • how big data and artificial intelligence can be applied to non-destructive testing of wheelsets (Southampton Solent University)
  • designs for an autonomous system to service fluids on passenger trains (Brunel University)
  • the mechanical and software challenges of creating a fully autonomous cab-front cleaning robot (Cranfield University)

Register here!

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