See this article (in Norwegian).
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From right to Left: Ari-Pekka Holm (Klüber), Patrick Wittmeyer (Klüber), Carolin Schmidt (Klüber), Morten Kollerup Bak (UiA), Klaus Schöffel (Teknova), Thomas Meyer (Teknova), Lindsay Janke (Klüber), Geir Hovland (UiA).
Klüber Lubrication, Teknova and UiA had a full-day meeting in München on January 27. Klüber are world-leading specialists in lubrication and tribology competences, and bring mechanical engineers and chemists together. Sensors for lubricant condition monitoring were discussed and UiA and Teknova were shown the extensive labs and test facilities available for the SFI partners. Klüber’s main interests within the SFI are mainly linked to WP5 Condition Monitoring. Several areas for future collaboration within Condition Monitoring were identified.
Conference on Autonomy, Sola, 16-17 March, 2016. Registration at http://www.nfaplassen.no/arrangementer/conference-on-autonomy-2016. SFI Offshore Mechatronics WP3 is one of the co-organisers.
National Oilwell Varco AS (SFI Offshore Mechatronics Partner) received 15 MNOK funding from the Research Council for the project “Remote Drill Floor Operation”. See http://www.forskningsradet.no/prognett-demo2000/Nyheter/65_mill_kroner_til_teknologi_for_lavere_kostnader_pa_norsk_sokkel/1254014695012/p1228296565486.
A class of 20 students and the teacher from Kristiansand Katedralskole Gimle (KKG) visited the Motion-Lab and SFI Offshore Mechatronics for the third time. The students completed a PC-based laboratory exercise using a UR5 robot. Maybe some of these students will become researchers in the SFI one day …
In addition, PhD candidate Sondre Sanden Tørdal presented some of his results in WP2.5 Real-Time Multiple DOF Motion Compensation using an Industrial Robot, Sensor Fusion and Conformal Geometric Algebra.
The UiA student team submitted their design for Phase 1 in the Drillbotics 2016 student competition on December 31, 2015. See YouTube video below.
Planned Webinars, February 2016:
February 1-3: Design, Modeling and Simulation of Mechatronic Systems (Part 1). See also: this link. Presenter: Michael Rygaard Hansen. Three full-day webinars.
February 15, 11:00-11:45. Webinar by Nicolas Peels, OsiSoft, UK. PI Data Archive and Asset Framework. Example including Condition Based Maintenance (CBM) for a Pump.
February 16-18: Design, Modeling and Simulation of Mechatronic Systems (Part 2). See also: this link. Presenter: Geir Hovland. Three full-day webinars.
February 19: Status presentation WP2.5: Real-Time Multiple DOF Motion Compensation using an Industrial Robot, Sensor Fusion and Conformal Geometric Algebra. Presenter Sondre Sanden Tørdal. 30 minutes webinar. See also: https://youtu.be/WDpFD1c37T4 (latest experiment in 3-DOF XYZ-compensation).
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