SPRINT Robotics organizes 1st World Conference for Inspection and Maintenance Robotics

Global industry gathering to focus on rapid developments and long-term industry priorities of robotic techniques and solutions for capital-intensive infrastructure

The 1st World Conference for Inspection and Maintenance Robotics is a groundbreaking event organized by the SPRINT Robotics Collaborative. The initiative gathers the global Inspection and Maintenance Robotics community together to share the innovative progress and rapid development of robotics techniques and solutions, focusing on the use of robotics for Inspection, Maintenance, Repairs and Cleaning in various sectors including the petrochemical, aerospace, nuclear and power generation industries, public infrastructure, and next generation technologies. The inaugural global conference of the SPRINT Robotics Collaborative will take place on November 13-14, 2018 at the San Luis Resort, Spa & Conference Centre in Galveston, Texas, United States.

Dr Tjibbe Bouma, Chairman of SPRINT Robotics commented: "The 1st World Conference for Inspection and Maintenance Robotics is yet another important milestone in realizing our goal of large-scale application of Robotics for Inspection and Maintenance. We are delighted to bring all stakeholders together globally for the first time. Since its inception just under four years ago, SPRINT Robotics has been growing with breathtaking speed. We have established a strong global presence, our participant support base has exploded and Inspection and Maintenance Robotics has become one of four recognized main robotic service application fields. The 1st World Conference for Inspection and Maintenance Robotics will mark the beginning of a new phase, where we will start to focus on rapid scaling of available solutions and will branch out into new market sectors. As a globally recognized not-for-profit organization, we are uniquely positioned to speed up this process and I am looking forward to meeting everybody in Galveston this November."

About the 1st World Conference for Inspection and Maintenance Robotics
The two-day conference program includes an impressive line-up of keynote speakers from companies such as Boston Dynamics, BP, Chevron, Dow Chemical, Intel, and UKAEA RACE, as well as presentations from more than 50 international specialists active in the capital-intensive infrastructure domain. Each conference day will conclude with a dynamic plenary panel session. Additional highlights include a GAP Analysis Workshop (organized in cooperation with ASME) and the presentation of the SPRINT Robotics Award 2018 at the Conference Banquet. Among the growing list of confirmed exhibitors are 35 leading service and technology providers who will offer state-of-the-art technology demonstrations during the course of the conference.
About Sprint Robotics
Launched in 2015, the SPRINT Robotics Collaborative is a global not-for-profit foundation, driven by asset owners and operators to promote the development, availability, application and commercialization of robotics techniques in technical inspections and maintenance of capital-intensive infrastructure.
With industry progress and acceptance of inspection and maintenance robotics globally, the SPRINT Robotics Collaborative network continues to grow at a rapid speed. Participants include asset owners and operators, technology developers and suppliers, and service providers in the robotic inspection and maintenance field around the world.

To learn more about the 1st World Conference for Inspection and Maintenance Robotics, visit: www.sprintrobotics.org/conference/

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