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BladeBUG appoints engineering luminary Professor Peter Childs as Chairperson

London, UK, Robotics startup company BladeBUG has announced the appointment of Peter Childs as Chairperson to help steer the organisation and meet its ambitious goals for the rollout of repair and maintenance robots in the offshore wind sector.

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First robotic ‘blade walk’ on a wind turbine opens door to significant cost cuts in offshore renewables

The UK has achieved the world’s first blade walk by a robot on an offshore wind turbine, thanks to BladeBUG and the Offshore Renewable Energy (ORE) Catapult. Over two days in mid-October, the six-legged inspect-and-repair robot repeatedly scaled blades at ORE Catapult’s 7MW Levenmouth Demonstration turbine off the coast of Fife.

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