A successful case study in which our software was used on different robots was made possible at the Shell refinery at Pernis in the Rotterdam municipality of the Netherlands. The sprawling complex is the largest oil refinery in Europe, and one of the largest in the world. Shell had already made use of the EXR-1 robot for ‘sniffing out’ gas leaks, as well as to collect stranded data, such as those from needle gauges and for lubricant levels.
Berry Mulder, Robotics Manager for Shell, has stated how end-to-end data flow is now fully automated at the Shell facility and that the decision was made to engage Spot in the facility to do even more. In Mr Mulder’s words: “The software partner behind it, Energy Robotics, has already provided the cloud, fully integrated into Shell’s cloud.”