Total has chosen its first autonomous surface robot
It calls itself ARGONAUTS, measures 1.04m and weighs 90 kg. It originates from Austria and Germany. It moves on tracks and has an articulated arm that can reach 1.3m. It was chosen by Total to start operating on our industrial sites by 2020.
- Security and Reliability: the localization/relocation algorithm achieves precision of one centimeter. The 3D simulator, very powerful and reliable, allows the operator to control the robot safely.
- Explosion proof: the robot exceeded the requirements of the ARGOS Challenge rules by obtaining the ATEX certification prior to the third competition.
- Ease of use: the human-machine interface has been developed and improved to make it easier to handle. The switching from one mode to another (autonomous or remotely operated) is very fast and efficient.