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NMT Magazine 2, mei 2016

4 PROVIDER OF CHOICE PARTNER FOR SOLUTIONS 1000-21-6000-0972 NMT Maritiem Kleur: fc RIMS BV: Robotica In Maintenance Strategies. Raised in 2015 by David Knukkel to investigate if dangerous and/or resource intensive maintenance tasks can be executed by drones or robots. There is no logical explanation why we can maintain gardens and clean swimming pools by robots, but we still hang in ropes in enclosed spaces at 30 meters height for visual inspections. RIMS wants to investigate how to automate the inspection of enclosed spaces of board of ships by robots, have the data analysed by computer vision software and create an interface with asset management systems to keep the cockpit model for the asset manager. Many parties already experiment with drones and robots, but none is able to create a full picture of the condition of the tank (condition of the paint, cracks, deformation, steel thickness, etc). Solutions cannot be found in one domain. There is a tremendous amount of technology available in the market, but fragmented over different industries, used for various applications. However this technology still needs to be amended for the specific application and customer requirements in the domain of the Maritime Industry. Existing consortiums in other domains have a huge overlap with the Maritime Industry (i.e. oil & gas). These consortiums are raised by large companies which combine R&Dprojects in areas they do not compete (i.e. safety). RIMS not only want to join those consortiums and build bridges between the domains, but promotes similar funding of R&D in the Maritime Industry too for new innovation. For decision makers who would like to get deeper insights in available and future technology, RIMS organizes workshops (using the innovation methodology Business Innovation By Design). These insights hopefully lead to new innovation to increase the safety and sustainability on board of the Fleet. www.rims-bv.com 1_2_liA4_fc_A.indd 1 09-05-16 09:40


NMT Magazine 2, mei 2016
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