Dr Sina Sareh, Academic Leader in Robotics at the Royal College of Art’s School of Design, will design the robotic arm for the blade repair robots which will allow them to resurface and repair layers in the composites. His field of research comprises advanced anchoring models for robotic mobility and manipulation, as well as development of solutions for healthcare communications, surgical operations and additive manufacture.
Nikos Panagopoulos MSc, Senior Project Engineer at Plant Integrity, is leading the development of the robotic blade crawler’s payload for inspection and repair. He brings electronic design, embedded programming and sensor interfacing expertise to the team.
Dr Atif Syed, Chief Executive Officer and Founder, Wootzano Ltd, whose background is in electronics and nanotechnology engineering. He is an Enterprise Fellow at the Royal Academy of Engineering. On the MIMRee project, he will lead the integration of Wootzano’s electronic skin for robots (Wootzkin) into the repair robots’ feet, providing them with sensory and data-gathering capabilities, as well as supporting blade-walking abilities.