Norway investigates offshore drones delivering cargo

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Four Norwegian companies, including offshore vessel owner Olympic Subsea, are joining forces to investigate the use of drones to transport cargo between offshore vessels and offshore installations.

Funded by the Research Council of Norway, the "Safer Logistics from Unmanned Logistics Helicopter" research project will also include Griff Aviation, Norut (the Northern Research Institute), and STABLE, which specialises in motion-compensation technology.

STABLE's role is to develop a control system so that drones can take off and land from a moving platform.

The project also draws upon expertise from the Arctic University of Norway, which has extensive experience in automated drone operations.

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