The team develops robotic inspection solutions that improve workers' lives, increase productivity, and support more sustainable plants in the energy, chemical, oil and gas, mining, and construction industries.
Industrial operations still rely on the continuous physical presence of humans despite a shortage of qualified workers, productivity limitations, and persistent workplace accidents. In the EU alone, there will be a shortage of 1.5 million plant operators by 2030 owing to retirement. Furthermore, plant downtime accounts for $270 billion in productivity losses annually caused by unplanned shutdowns. In contrast to machines, which are able to detect early indications of problems in heat and vibration patterns, human senses and cognition are often incapable of recognizing problems at an early stage. Moreover, human error remains the primary cause of workplace accidents that too often lead to devastating damage to humans and the environment.
The next generation of AI-powered, agile robots will make it possible to transition from human-centric to autonomous operation. With this technology, plant operators can automate repetitive inspection and maintenance tasks and avoid exposing their staff to unpleasant and potentially dangerous environments. Equipped with sensitive sensors, robotic co-workers provide reliable and accurate insights into the health of equipment and infrastructure to maximize plant availability. Compared with fixed installed IoT devices, a mobile sensing platform provides complete coverage of an entire plant, making it possible to detect problems beyond the capabilities of stationary sensors.
ANYbotics offers the world's most advanced robotic inspection solutions through two distinct platforms: ANYmal, an industrial-grade, safety-certified autonomous robot, and ANYmal X, the world's only legged robot with Ex certification for all oil & gas and chemicals applications. Both platforms are IP67-rated for water and dust protection and feature advanced mobility, built-in edge computing, 360° perception, fused-sensor autonomy, automatic docking for recharging, and desktop and mobile interfaces for inspection planning and robot control.