Conference Program

Conference Program

With more than 55 international speakers, the World Conference for Inspection and Maintenance Robotics 2019 covers the main industry domains for capital-intensive infrastructure, but also touches the key trends and emerging technologies. This is the place to be to get the big picture, the future landscape and a deeper understanding of emerging technologies in Inspection and Maintenance Robotics.
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This year’s edition of the SPRINT Robotics World Conference for Inspection and Maintenance Robotics covers a broad scope of market sectors, ranging from petrochemical and energy to public and water infrastructure, aerospace, subsea and next generation technologies. The two-day program includes over 60 international speakers, networking opportunities, an evening banquet, panel discussions, and an exhibition showcasing and demonstrating robotic solutions from more than 50 service and technology providers from the industrial inspection, maintenance and cleaning domain.
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TUESDAY
2019-10-22
Willem Burger Hall
Van Weelde Hall
Plate Hall
Van Capellen Hall
WEDNESDAY
2019-10-23
Willem Burger Hall
Van Weelde Hall
Plate Hall
Van Capellen Hall
Willem Burger Hall
Van Weelde Hall
Plate Hall
Van Capellen Hall
Willem Burger Hall
Van Weelde Hall
Plate Hall
Van Capellen Hall
07:30
Registration open
08:00 - 12:00
Morning Sessions are in the Plenary / Willem Burger Hall
08:00 - 12:00
Morning Sessions are in the Plenary / Willem Burger Hall
08:00 - 12:00
Morning Sessions are in the Plenary / Willem Burger Hall
08:30
Opening & Welcome
Keynote speakers image
09:00
Keynote speakers
10:00
Coffee break & Technology Demonstrations
10:30
Exhibitor Presentations
12:00
Lunch & Technology Demonstrations
INFRASTRUCTURE SESSION image
INFRASTRUCTURE SESSION
AEROSPACE SESSION image
AEROSPACE SESSION
PRESSURE VESSEL SESSION image
PRESSURE VESSEL SESSION
SUBSEA SESSION image
SUBSEA SESSION
13:30
Robotics for detection of CUI
Robotics for detection of CUI image
Maurice Fransen
Shell Global Solutions International
13:30
Inspection of Reinforced Concrete Structures by Autonomous Robot
Inspection of Reinforced Concrete Structures by Autonomous Robot image
Gabriela Gallegos Garrido
London South Bank Innovation Centre
13:30
Enabling technologies for autonomous robotics and unmanned systems in IMR: Trends and possibilities
Enabling technologies for autonomous robotics and unmanned systems in IMR: Trends and possibilities image
Aksel Andreas Transeth
SINTEF
13:55
Autonomous robotic system for bridge/tunnel inspection using UAVs
Guillermo Heredia
University of Seville
13:55
Supervised Multi-Agent Autonomy for Cost-Effective Subsea Inspection
Supervised Multi-Agent Autonomy for Cost-Effective Subsea Inspection image
Sepand Ossia
Schlumberger & iXblue
13:55
Robotic Inspection in Confined Spaces, from manual operation to a full digital solution – feed back and experiences gained in commercial inspections
Robotic Inspection in Confined Spaces, from manual operation to a full digital solution – feed back and experiences gained in commercial inspections image
Viktor Klein
GE Inspection Robotics
14:20
Autonomous drones for inspection on electrical substations: Requirements, challenges and opportunities
Thomas Negård
Statnett
14:20
Robotic System for In-situ Inspection of Flexible Risers in Subsea
Robotic System for In-situ Inspection of Flexible Risers in Subsea image
Aman Kaur
London South Bank Innovation Centre
14:20
Intuitive Visual Inspection and 3D Modelling Inside Confined Spaces
Intuitive Visual Inspection and 3D Modelling Inside Confined Spaces image
Niels Delore
Flyability
14:45
Coffee break & Technology Demonstrations
14:45
Coffee break & Technology Demonstrations
14:45
Coffee break & Technology Demonstrations
14:45
Coffee break & Technology Demonstrations
STORAGE TANKS SESSION image
STORAGE TANKS SESSION
PETROCHEMICAL I SESSION image
PETROCHEMICAL I SESSION
CLEANING SESSION image
15:00
CLEANING SESSION
WATER INFRASTRUCTURE SESSION image
WATER INFRASTRUCTURE SESSION
15:15
Minimizing Downtime Through Reliable and Repeatable Industrial Cleaning Automation
Adam Markham
Stoneage Tools
15:15
MallARD: An autonomous aquatic surface vehicle for inspection and monitoring of wet nuclear storage facilities
Jennifer Jones
University of Manchester
15:15
Invert Robotics presents Non-Magnetic Robot technology and the practical application of robotic inspection at Nouryon
Invert Robotics presents Non-Magnetic Robot technology and the practical application of robotic inspection at Nouryon image
James Smith
Invert Robotics
15:15
High-Coverage Online Robotic Tank Floor Inspection Now A Reality
High-Coverage Online Robotic Tank Floor Inspection Now A Reality image
Tyler Powell
Diakont Advanced Technologies
15:40
Online Robotics: Inspecting and Cleaning Industrial Water Containment Systems while Remaining Operational
Grant Swonke
Scantron
15:40
Using 3D Localisation to improve the quality and repeatability of internal robotic inspections: a service provider’s perspective
Using 3D Localisation to improve the quality and repeatability of internal robotic inspections: a service provider’s perspective image
Ben Cross
IRISNDT
15:40
Robotic Cleaning and Inspection of Boilers
Robotic Cleaning and Inspection of Boilers image
Viktor Klein
GE Inspection Robotics
15:40
Qualification of online tank inspection robots using natural defects
Qualification of online tank inspection robots using natural defects image
Sieger Terpstra
Shell Global Solutions International
16:05
Autonomous aerial inspection of tunnel-like infrastructures: Our experience with sewers
Julian Cayero
Eurocat
16:05
Automatic cleaning of heat exchangers using the Peinemann triple lance flexlance machine
Joost Ballieux
Peinemann Equipment
16:05
Wall-Sticking Drones for Contact based Non-destructive Testing and Corrosion Mapping
Wall-Sticking Drones for Contact based Non-destructive Testing and Corrosion Mapping image
Rami Mattar
Amerapex
16:05
Robotic Technology Applied for the Floor Thickness Monitoring of Hazardous Liquid Storage Tanks
Robotic Technology Applied for the Floor Thickness Monitoring of Hazardous Liquid Storage Tanks image
Amir Rahbarimanesh
Monition
Panel Session image
16:30
Panel Session
17:30
Close of the Day
07:30
Registration open
08:00 - 12:00
Morning Sessions are in the Plenary / Willem Burger Hall
08:00 - 12:00
Morning Sessions are in the Plenary / Willem Burger Hall
08:00 - 12:00
Morning Sessions are in the Plenary / Willem Burger Hall
Keynote speakers image
08:30
Keynote speakers
10:00
Coffee break & Technology Demonstrations
10:30
Exhibitor Presentations
12:00
Lunch & Technology Demonstrations
ENERGY & NUCLEAR SESSION image
ENERGY & NUCLEAR SESSION
PIPELINES & PROCESS PIPING SESSION image
PIPELINES & PROCESS PIPING SESSION
PETROCHEMICAL II SESSION image
PETROCHEMICAL II SESSION
DATA ANALYSIS SESSION image
DATA ANALYSIS SESSION
13:30
Hybrid flying-rolling robot with arm for pipe inspection
Anibal Ollero
University of Sevilla
Guillermo Heredia
University of Sevilla
13:30
Next generation contact inspection solution based on drone technology
Carlos Martin
VES
13:30
Drone HD mapping on concrete nuclear facilities for cracks detection
Yoann Jobard
Sites
13:30
Efficient Machine Learning for Automation of Equipment Visual Inspection
Chris Bogath
Schlumberger
13:55
Gas Robotic Agile Inspection Device
Josh Blake
National Grid
13:55
Robots for Routine Inspection & Maintenance: A First-Hand Account from Total’s Industrial Pilot
Eric Bartoli
Total
Matthias Biegl
taurob
13:55
Lessons Learned from Applying AI based Analytics to Robotic Inspection & Maintenance Workflows
Praveen Kumar
XaaS Labs
13:55
EDF Drone Expertise Centre, Expertise and Use Cases
Marion Floret
EDF
14:20
Real-world deployment of a robot for continuous automated radiation monitoring assistance
Harriet Peel
University of Manchester
14:20
Unmanned Surface Vessel for Pipeline River Crossing Inspections
Rami Jabari
ExxonMobil
14:20
NEPI Software for Smart Device Cloud Management
Jason Seawall
Numurus
14:45
Coffee break & Technology Demonstrations
14:45
Coffee break & Technology Demonstrations
14:45
Coffee break & Technology Demonstrations
14:45
Coffee break & Technology Demonstrations
REMOTE OPERATOR SESSION image
REMOTE OPERATOR SESSION
PETROCHEMICAL III SESSION image
15:00
PETROCHEMICAL III SESSION
NEXT GENERATION TECHNOLOGIES SESSION image
NEXT GENERATION TECHNOLOGIES SESSION
RENEWABLE ENERGY SESSION image
RENEWABLE ENERGY SESSION
15:15
Robotics for Laser Engineered Surface Structures in the CERN Large Hadron Collider
Ekkehard Zwicker
GE Inspection Robotics
15:15
Robotics: Beyond Inspection
Peter Voorhans
The Dow Chemical Company
15:15
Autonomous UAV Operations
Peiman Moradi
University of Bristol
15:15
Focus on Remote Operator Robots
Focus on Remote Operator Robots image
Duco Drenth
Dietsmann
15:40
The EXROVR, MHI’s explosion-proof plant inspection robot
Yuta Emura
Mitsubishi Heavy Industries
15:40
A robotic system for on-site wind turbine blade inspection using shearography
Vitor Fernandes
London South Bank Innovation Centre
15:40
Avatars: the Next Step in Remote Operator Robots
Bouke Krom
TNO
16:05
The First Fleet Management System for Autonomous Mobile Ground Robots for Remote Inspection of Oil and Gas Sites
Stefan Kohlbrecher
Energy Robotics
16:05
RADBLAD
RADBLAD image
Robert Webb
FORTH Engineering
16:05
BASF Digitalization and Robotic inspection plan
Seçmen Akbas
BASF
16:05
TAUROB Tracker Robot deployment and testing in ATEX Zone 1 areas at Chevron industrial facilities
Emma McLellan
Chevron Energy Technology Company
Russell Brown
Chevron Energy Technology Company
Panel Session image
16:30
Panel Session
17:30
Close of the Day
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Conference Program Committee

George Williamson

Board Member, Chairman of the Conference Program Committee – SPRINT Robotics

Segment Engineering Technical Authority of Inspection – BP Upstream Engineering Centre

Tjibbe Bouma

Chairman: SPRINT Robotics

CEO: Quasset BV