The London South Bank Innovation Centre (LSBIC) has been established by London South Bank University (LSBU) to research and develop automation for non-destructive testing. The aim is to take award winning robot prototypes developed by the university towards commercialization by locating the centre in an industrial environment.
The university’s Centre for Automated and Robotic NDT has developed 16 robots for industrial inspection tasks by participating in collaborative research with UK and European R&D and end-user partners. It has won eleven awards for best papers and industrial innovation in the field of robotics. These wall-climbing, swimming and mobile robots have addressed the problems of performing inspection in different sectors such as oil and petrochemical, nuclear, aerospace/air-transport, marine/shipping, power generation and building.