IOC signs MoU to develop robots for internal tank cleaning

Thiruvananthapuram: Indian Oil Corporation (IOC) has signed an MoU with Genrobotics to develop robots for internal tank cleaning and inspection at refineries.
As cleaning and maintenance of petroleum tanks are time consuming and unsafe task, the IOC is now tied up with Genrobotics to develop robots to ensure 100% no-man entry across the refineries.
IOCL having the largest refinery network in India owns and operates 11 of India’s 23 refineries, a statement said.
Genrobotics is a national award-winning start-up, developing technologies that provide better and safer methods to the people working in extreme and unsafe environments, using robotics & AI.
Genrobotics have been already working across 14 states in India and other nations providing robotic solutions for cleaning confined spaces in various sectors including gas and oil industry.
Genrobotics’ primary offering is the Bandicoot robot, the world’s first robotic scavenger, which helps clean confined spaces such as sewer manholes, sewer wells, stormwater manholes, oily water sewers (OWS) and storm water sewers (SWS) in refineries.
Currently, smart cities, Urban Local Bodies (ULBs), refineries, multinational companies, townships and housing colonies across 14 states are leveraging Bandicoot robots, thereby eliminating the need for human entry into manholes.
Genrobotics has recently ventured into healthcare and launched a robot-assisted gait training solution ‘G Gaiter’ to aid the recovery of people with paraplegia through improved rehabilitation experiences.
The company is also having their service in countries like the UK, Malaysia, UAE and South Korea.
“We aim to ensure safety and efficiency to people working in hazardous and extreme conditions with the help of Robotics and AI,” said Vimal Govind MK, CEO and co-founder of Genrobotics.
“Petroleum is one of the major industries in India providing a fair share of GDP to the economy and we believe that our robotic solutions can address not only more safety but also productivity issues. (UNI)                                                                (pics-credits-Indianoil and Genrobotics)

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