Remote Operations in Oil and Gas – Technology Perspective 2
Dr. Strobel of StrobelTEK will talk about remote operation and the way forward to remote management. This includes the challenges and the opportunities as well as the cost savings and the improvement of working conditions of the workforce. Additionally he will give some insights in the Artificial Intelligence (AI) and big data for the optimization of processes in general.
Dr. Storbel has worked in the field of Unmanned Aerial System (UAS) since 2003 as part of the “Technology Transfer Centre for Aerodynamics, Aircraft and Lightweight Constructions,” which developed target drones for Airbus Military. While at the Technical University of Darmstadt as a PhD candidate he was responsible for the development of a very stable multi-rotor, which won first place in the 2009 European Micro Aerial Vehicle outdoor competition. Further, he is a founding member of the Darmstadt Robot Rescue Team, which is now called HECTOR. HECTOR accomplished multiple impressive results in competitions such as RoboCup Rescue competition. In his research for his PhD, he focused on swarming UAVs. The result of his research is a framework that allows the definition of high-level objectives for UAV swarms with potential fields and fulfillment reliability of said high-level objectives with a modified Model Predictive Control (MPC) approach. He also worked on other types of vehicles while applying a similar AI approach to minimize the collision probability of Autonomous Surface Crafts under extreme conditions. Most recently he is working on combining AI with the fully autonomous UAS system for a multitude of applications in his venture StrobelTEK.