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Case study: automation and digitalisation at scale 05 May 2021

ANYbotics has collaborated with global chemical manufacturer BASF to deploy ANYmal at one of the company’s sites. The autonomous, four-legged robot has helped display the efficiency, quality, and scalability of robotic inspection and data-collection capabilities in complex industrial environments....

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The age of the ‘interconnected worker’ 05 May 2021

Many years ago, life was simple, or so it seemed. If something needed to be done, appropriate forms would be filled in and we’d disappear off into some part of the plant and return later when the work was completed or left in a state where we could carry on with it tomorrow. Aside from the odd visit or the radio message, we would be left alone and depending on the work, might not appear back in our normal break area for quite some time....

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Virtually there – bringing worksites to life with digital twins 05 May 2021

Working in hazardous environments comes with inherent risk and training is vital. Although classroom training has its place, nothing quite compares to ‘hands-on’ workplace training where the practical application of ‘doing’ rather than ‘watching’ helps knowledge and skills stick....

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ABB launches drone-based gas leak detection and greenhouse gas measuring system 05 May 2021

Pipelines often cross inaccessible terrain to supply industrial and domestic gas. Operators of these networks must ensure the safety, integrity and reliability of their pipelines but accurate detection of odourless and invisible gas leaks can be challenging and expensive....

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bp and Oxbotica complete industry-first autonomous vehicle trial at German refinery 05 May 2021

bp has successfully completed an autonomous vehicle trial at its Lingen refinery in Germany, working with Oxbotica....

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Sellafield Ltd plays key role in drone development challenge 05 May 2021

Sellafield Ltd has a key role in a consortium of industrial, aerospace and aviation giants that has won a share of a £30 million government challenge fund to develop and test a remotely operated drone system....

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Engro Polymer stays Covid safe with workplace analytics 21 April 2021

EmpiricAI, a provider of AI-powered analytics solutions aimed at industrial process engineers and health & safety professionals, has signed a contract with chemicals manufacturer Engro Polymer & Chemicals Limited (EPCL) to deploy its WorkSafe Analytics solution after a 6-week pilot project....

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ANYbotics introduces end-to-end robotic inspection solution 21 April 2021

ANYbotics is launching a new end-to-end robotic inspection solution for operators of energy and industrial processing plants. While demand for lower downtime and better safety increases on production sites, technologies have not yet caught up with the complex structures of industrial facilities....

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Taurob and Equinor to introduce autonomous robots on Norway's offshore platforms 15 April 2021

Equinor is introducing autonomous ATEX-certified robots on their oil and gas installations. Partner in the project is inspection robotics specialist Taurob from Austria. Its robot will be used to conduct routine inspection and maintenance tasks on offshore installations....

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Extronics awarded Second Development Fund for social distancing & contact tracing solution 24 March 2021

Extronics has been awarded a phase two grant from the UK government sustainable innovation fund for its work in developing a contact tracing and social distancing solution primarily targeted at process industries but also suitable in other work environments....

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