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ANYbotics and Cognite Partner to Provide Integrated Robotics Inspection Solution

Zurich~Oslo, 29 January 2024 – ANYbotics and Cognite partner to provide a comprehensive, integrated robotics inspection solution. The ANYmal~Cognite Data Fusion® integrated solution enhances remote inspections and enables unmanned operations by providing real-time autonomous data collection and analysis for asset health. The global rollout in 2024 will target the Oil & Gas, Power & Utilities, Chemicals, and Metals industries, providing a scalable off-the-shelf solution for improved operational excellence, safety, and unprecedented data-driven decision-making.

ANYbotics and Cognite showcased their partnership at the ENLIT Europe event in Paris in November 2023.

ANYbotics and Cognite showcased their partnership at the ENLIT Europe event in Paris in November 2023.

AI, Robotics and Data Integration Empower Operators

Integrating artificial intelligence (AI), robotics, and data has significantly improved remote inspections and monitoring for industrial facilities. Real-time insights and predictive maintenance help detect issues before they become critical, reducing inspection costs, enhancing safety, and enabling unmanned 24/7 operations in hazardous environments.

Continuous and accurate monitoring ensures higher productivity, supporting effective data-driven decision-making and scalability for operational optimization. Empowering operators relies on providing accessible, reliable, and integrated data.

ANYmal and Cognite Data Fusion® – Elevating Remote Inspections

ANYbotics and Cognite have partnered to provide a comprehensive, automated end-to-end robotics solution that enables autonomous, remote collection, integration, and the analysis of overall equipment effectiveness (OEE) data.

Combining the capabilities of ANYmal or ANYmal X and Cognite Data Fusion® facilitates using complex industrial data for operational excellence. Integrating data via the ANYmal API streamlines inspections, data collection, and decision-making. This synergy between cutting-edge technology and operational excellence accelerates digitalization, enables remote operations, and paves the way for unmanned assets.

This joint offering results from extensive technical and commercial collaboration between ANYbotics and Cognite. It leverages our core competencies to provide an integrated solution that optimizes industrial operations.
— Satschin Bansal, Global VP Strategic Alliances & Partnerships, ANYbotics

ANYmal, ANYbotics’ end-to-end inspection robotics solution, is a robust, autonomous, agile inspection solution with ready-to-go high-quality sensors. It automates real-time data gathering, facilitates equipment location, analytics, and reporting, and enhances digital twins.

Cognite Data Fusion®, Cognite’s market-leading DataOps platform, is an easy-to-use, secure, and scalable platform that leverages its generative AI capabilities to consolidate and contextualize all operational, technical, and traditional (IT) data.

The ANYmal - Cognite Data Fusion® architecture ensures streamlined industrial data.

The ANYmal – Cognite Data Fusion® architecture ensures streamlined industrial data.

Enabling Unmanned Operations for Complex Processing Plants

The most recent deployment of the ANYmal~Cognite Data Fusion® solution occurred in the North Sea at Valhall, an oil and gas production platform operated by Aker BP. The deployment highlighted the benefits of conducting inspections in Ex-zones via a digital twin and included mission launches, interruptions, investigations, and resumptions.

The ANYmal~Cognite Data Fusion® solution enables the operation of unmanned complex processing plants. It contributes to developing more streamlined and sophisticated approaches to industrial processes and is essential in remote inspection strategies for operators such as Aker BP.

By connecting ANYmal to other, contextualized, operational data using Cognite Data Fusion® and the ANYmal API, industrial organizations can better use their data and robots. This helps increase safety, enable remote work, and enhance efficiency overall.”
— Elias Bjørne, Product Manager, Cognite

ANYmal X autonomously captured inspection data via Cognite Data Fusion® on the Valhall platform.

ANYmal X autonomously captured inspection data via Cognite Data Fusion® on the Valhall platform.
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Global Deployment in 2024

The ANYmal~Cognite Data Fusion® solution is available as a scalable standard option. It will be offered globally by ANYbotics and Cognite from 2024 and will initially focus on the Oil & Gas, Energy & Utilities, Chemicals and Metals industries.

ANYbotics and Cognite expect to expand the applicability of the ANYmal~Cognite Data Fusion® solution to additional industries as adoption continues, driving innovation and fostering a new era of connected and intelligent industrial operations.

Learn more

Watch this webinar, where experts from Aker BP, Cognite, and ANYbotics share their experiences deploying the ANYmal~Cognite Data Fusion® solution in offshore Ex-zones.

About Cognite

Cognite is a globally recognized leader in industrial software with a clear vision: to rapidly empower industrial companies with accessible, trustworthy, and contextualized data and drive the full-scale digital transformation of asset-heavy industries. With its market-leading Industrial DataOps platform, Cognite Data Fusion®, and a comprehensive suite of Industrial Generative AI capabilities, Cognite AI makes it easy for decision-makers to access and understand complex industrial data. Cognite Data Fusion® is a user-friendly, secure, and scalable platform that enables industrial data and domain users to collaborate quickly and safely to develop, deploy, and scale Industrial Generative AI solutions that deliver profitability and sustainability.

About ANYbotics

Since 2016, Swiss robotics company ANYbotics has developed innovative, intelligent, and integrated robotic solutions that improve workers’ lives, increase productivity, and support more sustainable industrial facilities. Partnering with global technology leaders, ANYbotics provides autonomous, automated, end-to-end robotic inspection solutions, for complex, hazardous, and explosive industrial environments, to large asset operators. ANYbotics is a fast-growing company with over 130 employees focused on supporting the inspection needs of workers in oil & gas, power, energy, mining, processing, chemicals, transportation, and construction.

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