The use of robotics and artificial intelligence in marine technology will be the theme of Marine-i’s Discovery Room event next week.

Marine-i is an EU-funded scheme that provides support for the marine technology sector in Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly.

Its Discovery Room events are designed to draw together the latest thinking and expertise on a specific theme of marine technology, delivered in a series of short presentations and followed up by interactive workshops and Q&A sessions.

Simon Cheeseman is sector lead on Wave & Tidal Energy at the Offshore Renewable Energy (ORE) Catapult and is lead organiser for the event. He said: “This is a fantastic opportunity for businesses to get up to speed on the newest developments in robotics and artificial intelligence and the many rapidly emerging opportunities in the marine sector.

“This is a dynamic and diverse sector that is creating exciting opportunities for innovative businesses of all sizes. Not only will delegates hear from leading experts in the field, they will also be able to make valuable new contacts who could help accelerate new business ideas to market.”

Speakers for the event include market-leading companies such as Cornwall-based TouchByte and Autonomous Systems developer SEICHE, as well as experts from the University of Exeter and Plymouth University. ORE Catapult will discuss the challenges involved and Innovate UK will talk about national funding opportunities. There will also be interactive exhibits and innovative technologies on display.

Attendance to the event which will take place at Tremough Innovation Centre on Wednesday, November 22 is free. For more details and to book a place, click here.