Robots for Self-Repairing Cities, 20 June 2018, Birmingham
Self-Repairing Cities Annual Event
20 June, Hornton Grange, University of Birmingham
The Self-Repairing Cities annual event took place this year on 20 June at the University of Birmingham and was a lively affair. It brought together just under 60 people from academia, industry and public sector organisations to discuss current challenges in maintaining city infrastructure systems and how state of the art robotic technologies can be used to address those challenges, improving infrastructure resilience and reducing disruption from streetworks.
The event heard from a diversity of speakers including: Kevin Paine (University of Bath), Dan Hook (ASV Global), Tony Rachwal (UK Water Partnership), Graeme Cleeton (ULC Robotics), Stuart Jauncey and Steve Crossland (Balfour Beatty), as well as a number of talks from Self-Repairing Cities project partners.
The full programme, including speaker abstracts, can be viewed here: Programme for Robots for Self-Repairing Cities Event, including speaker abstracts
Thank you to all the speakers who have kindly allowed us to share their presentations, you can find links to these below.
- Chris Rogers, University of Birmingham – Introduction (pdf)
- Kevin Paine, University of Bath – Advances and developments in self-responding construction materials (pdf)
- Mark Miodownik and Richard Jackson, UCL – Road repair by 3D printing – terminating potholes (pdf)
- Dan Hook, ASV Global – Where water meets city infrastructure – the use of marine robotics for inspection (pdf). Please note that the original presentation included video that is not available in this version.
- Graeme Cleeton, ULC Robotics – The Role of Robotics in the Cities of Tomorrow (pdf). Please note that the original presentation included video that is not available in this version.
- Stephen Prior, University of Southampton – Drone Revolution (pdf). Please note that the original presentation included video that is not available in this version.
- Rob Richardson, University of Leeds – Zero disruption from streetworks by 2050 (pdf)
- Tony Rachwal, UK Water Partnership – Rejuvenating the urban utility underworld (pdf)
- Stuart Jauncey and Steve Crossland, Balfour Beatty – Digital Balfour Beatty (pdf). Please note that links to the videos presented are listed on the last slide.
- Chris Rogers, University of Birmingham – Infrastructure condition assessment and an autonomous decision framework (pdf)
- Gary Dymski, University of Leeds – Can people in self-healing cities be self-employing? (pdf)
Many thanks to Manu Sasidharan, University of Birmingham, for additional support with photography on the day.