Indian Oil signs pact with Genrobotics to develop cleaning robots, Auto News, ET Auto

Indian Oil signs pact with Genrobotics to develop cleaning robotsNew Delhi: Indian Oil Corporation (IOC) announced it has joined hands with Genrobotics to develop robotic tools for internal tank cleaning and inspection at refineries.

The focus of the pact is cleaning and maintenance of petroleum tanks for safety and productivity of internal tank cleaning. The two companies will develop robots to ensure no-man entry across the refineries.

IOCL has the largest refinery network in India and owns and operates 11 out of India’s 23 refineries. Genrobotics is a start-up, developing technologies that provide methods for people working in extreme and unsafe environments using robotics and AI.

“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 in this industry,” said Vimal Govind M K, Managing Director and CEO, Genrobotics.

The company’s main offering is the Bandicoot robot, a robotic scavenger which helps clean confined spaces such as sewer manholes, sewer wells, stormwater manholes, and oily water sewers, and stormwater sewers in refineries.