HUVR and Partner Ghost Robotics Demonstrate How Robotic Inspection can Scale to Increase Safety, Efficiency
Three days of live demonstrations for supermajor energy companies as well as public sessions conducted at the Quasset Innovation Hub
At the API Inspection and Mechanical Integrity Summit, HUVRdata announced that last week, at Quasset’s Test Facility in Houston, TX, HUVRdata and Ghost Robotics conducted six live sessions to demonstrate how the combination of cutting-edge quadruped robot inspection technology paired with the industry’s most simple-yet-powerful inspection data management software (IDMS) platform can deliver operational excellence and greater safety to asset owners, starting with a single asset and scaling across an entire enterprise.
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Operationalizing and scaling ground robotics begins with three things: best-in-class hardware, data management software and service. Ghost Robotics’ VISION 60 is a cutting-edge quadruped, capable of working in all weather conditions and gathering multiple types of inspection data. Once collected, the HUVRdata IDMS platform ingests, standardizes and analyzes the data, ensuring everyone at the site—or in the company—is working off the same information. The final component required is service.
“HUVR builds best-in-class IDMS software and Ghost created a best-in-class inspection robotic tool. Together, we stand ready to support our clients with implementation and speed-to-value,” said Chris Haines, VP of business development and strategy, HUVR. “We have extensive experience enabling the scale of aerial robotics with our enterprise clients and we see a similar trajectory and opportunity for the scale ground robotics.”
The outcome of operationalizing myriad inspection technologies, from a Ghost Robotics VISION 60 to a drone to a hand-held device or a subsea ROV—at scale—are safety and productivity. Obviously, robots can go where humans cannot, be it on the ground, in the air or underwater. For instance, they can inspect assets while in use, which would be far too dangerous for humans. This makes sites safer, but it also increases efficiency, as there is often no lost time for inspections.
HUVR’s IDMS ensures the data received by stakeholders is comprehensive and standardized. This allows for a like-to-like comparison across both assets and time, which leads to insights that can decrease waste and increase profit.
“Being able to use various sensors on our robot and pulling that data back into HUVR will seamlessly augment the work of human inspectors, enabling new levels of scale within the largest energy producers and petrochemical companies,” said Michael Subhan, CEO, Ghost Robotics.
“Quasset Innovation Hub is happy to open the door for public HUVRdata and Ghost Robotics demos in our test facility in Houston on 28 July, 2022,” said Tjibbe Bouma, CEO, Quasset. “It is Quasset’s mission to accelerate deployment of robotic technology for inspection and maintenance to reach its full potential, solving industrial and societal challenges. Quasset has helped a large number of companies to select and test robotic solutions, thus optimizing operation processes.”
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