A delegation of iTanks has visited the University of Twente for a field trip on Tuesday, 31 October. They came in order to see the last developments in the field of inspection and maintenance robotics that the University of Twente, as part of the LEO Center for Service Robotics, has to offer. The established cooperation between iTanks and the University of Twente has been formalized with signing a Memorandum of Understanding by iTanks and LEO.
Prof. Stefano Stramigioli is enthusiastic on the strengthening of the cooperation: “iTanks is a leading foundation whose members are leading companies in their field and in Twente we have been leading robotics research in inspection and maintenance for years via many successful projects. This cooperation is a unique opportunity for both parties to get even further in the innovation chain in the field. As Steve Job said: ”The people who are crazy enough to think they can change the world are the ones who do.” And I think that iTanks and LEO, together are crazy enough in this field.”
The collaboration will provide iTanks the ability to share knowledge, innovation and top-notch engineering solutions for the field of inspection and maintenance robotics to its members via LEO. LEO will be the point of contact where problems and questions from iTanks can be presented, and LEO will find the right stakeholders in order to address the problems either scientifically or from an engineering point of view.
About LEO and iTanks
LEO, the first Robotics Center in the Netherlands, founded in 2008, is a collaboration including the University of Twente, Saxion and regional companies that want to transmit their skills and knowledge in service robotics around the world. With iTanks they collaborate with a strong foundation that connects the main key-players in innovation and knowledge related to robotics and mechatronics in the industry of harbour operations.