On March 19th, our partners from  Laboratory for Manufacturing Systems and Automation, Netcompany-Intrasoft CEA Collins Aerospace and SINTEF convened at Karsto, the industrial test facility K-lab owned by our partner Equinor , located in Norway. This gathering provided an opportunity for an immersive workshop aimed at exploring relevant robotics tasks and future robotic applications at Equinor.

During this engaging workshop, we had the privilege of visiting Equinor’s use-case facilities, where we gained valuable insights into the specific robotics tasks essential for Equinor’s operations. We also had the opportunity to discuss the future needs and potential applications of robotics.

One of the highlights of the visit was our exploration of the safety measures implemented at K-lab, ensuring the well-being of process operators. Additionally, we had the chance to tour control rooms for the gas loops, gaining firsthand experience of the operational environment. The tour at K-lab was enlightening, as it focused on relevant tasks for robots, particularly intervention and manipulation tasks. Furthermore, our visit to Equinor included a fascinating demonstration of robotics in action, showcasing autonomous missions within a 3D model environment.