Robots for routine and ad-hoc safety checks in unmanned systems are used wherever people are reluctant to be present. ExRobotics B.V., based in Halsteren, The Netherlands, is a leading expert in this field. Their products replace the sight, hearing, smell, touch and hands of their users. The Dutch manufacturer relies on image processing with industrial cameras from IDS Imaging Development Systems GmbH.
In certain industrial areas, working under extreme conditions is essential. Robots are increasingly being used to minimize the risk for employees. Based on the experience of many years of cooperation with a multinational oil and gas group, ExRobotics has developed a series of robots especially for the inspection and monitoring of hazardous areas. The main target market is unmanned oil and gas facilities in harsh climatic zones or with a particularly high risk potential, but also markets such as the nuclear, mining, energy and chemical industries.