October 2019, Vol. 246, No. 10

Drones & Pipelines

Robotics Applications Making Advances in Norway

By Nicholas Newman, Contributing Editor Increasingly we are seeing different types of robots being used throughout the energy supply chain. Such robots can range from remote control drones doing simple repetitive automated tasks to advanced artificial intelligence-equipped robots doing complex jobs.  In the oil and gas industry, the use of robots, whether fixed or mobile, is not new, as such devices were introduced to a lesser extent in the 1970s. Today, however, we are beginning to see highly advanced applications of such robotics being used. A pioneer of such technology has been Norway, as part of a joint European Union efforts under a funding

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