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23 July, 2015
Tecnalia is coordinating a project to transfer space technology to enterprise

This robot is competing in the Total oil and gas company’s Autonomous Robot for Gas and Oil Sites (Argos) Challenge.

The system is competing in a contest financed by hydrocarbons multinational Total. Tecnalia Technology Corporation has announced that it will be the coordinator in Spain for a European Space Agency (ESA) programme that seeks to encourage technology transfer from the space sector to terrestrial operations such as oil and gas prospecting. The purpose of the initiative is to evaluate and identify the potential terrestrial applications of aerospace technologies and act as an intermediary between providers of these developments and potential beneficiaries.
The Corporation has already played an important role in evaluating the transfer possibilities of a robot based on the ESA ExoMars rover, that has revealed a niche of opportunity on oil and gas rigs due to its ability to work in remote and hazardous environments. This robot, developed by an international team led by Spanish firm GMV, is competing in the Total oil and gas company’s Autonomous Robot for Gas and Oil Sites (Argos) Challenge, to promote the use of robots to perform work in extreme production zones.
The robot, called Foxiris, is equipped with internal navigation sensors and scientific instruments including cameras, thermal imagers, gas sensors and microphones. These allow it to inspect and monitor pressure dials, valves and level gauges, detect hot surfaces, sound alarms and localise gas leaks. It is a water resistant, all-terrain robot whose drive system is based on tracks for motion, with front and rear flippers added to climb stairs and over pipes.

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Aludium invests 20 million euros in its Amorebieta plant

The group has announced the acquisition of a melting furnace capable of processing different types...Leer más

Euskadinnova 19 March, 2018
Binary code for new business models

 COMA project, funded by The Basque Government's program HAZITEK, aims to develop a new supply of...Leer más

Euskadinnova 19 February, 2018
Invest in the Basque Country: “We have the supply chain for any business, industry or services”

  Marian Ibarrondo, of Invest in the Basque Country, the Basque initiative for foreign...Leer más

Euskadinnova 9 January, 2018
IK4-IDEKO is participating in a European project to take the industrial revolution to industry

The European initiative, Productive 4.0, involves 114 business, research and technology entities...Leer más

Euskadinnova 5 December, 2017
CEBIT enters into alliance with Librecon Bilbao

ESLE and Deutsche Messe, the organizers of Librecon and CEBIT, have reached an agreement to stage...Leer más


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