Dateline 2021-02-17, Upstream:
Malaysia’s national oil company Petronas has carried out a test on its offshore facilities of a canine robot that is designed to work in potentially explosive environments.
The four-legged dog-like robot from Swiss technology player ANYbotics — called an ANYmal — is designed to perform autonomous inspections in locations including oil and gas platforms.
Petronas and ANYbotics recently conducted a successful multi-week installation with the version ANYmal C on the operator’s Dulang B platform offshore Malaysia.
Intended to enter commercial use in 2022, the companies have jointly developed the Ex-certified version of ANYmal, meaning it is certified to work in potentially explosive environments.