May 2017 - ARGONAUTS winner of the ARGOS Challenge!

The teams FOXIRIS (Spain / Portugal), ARGONAUTS (Austria / Germany), VIKINGS (France), LIO (Switzerland) and AIR-K (Japan) gathered for the last time, Thursday 11th of May, to attend the trophy ceremony of the ARGOS Challenge held at the Total Coupole tower (Paris La Défense). The evening was full of emotion, a culmination of three years of human and technological adventures, and a celebration of the winning team: ARGONAUTS. 

"The ARGONAUTS robot has the most advanced level of technological maturity of the competition. It has a very robust and well-engineered system. Moreover, the robot has been designed in a modular and adaptable way, thus allowing further enhancements in the future", declared Alain Goulois, President of the ARGOS Challenge jury and R&D Vice-President of Total E&P until 2014. 

ARGONAUTS assets:

  • Security and Reliability: the localization/relocation algorithm achieves precision of one centimeter. The 3D simulator, very powerful and reliable, allows the operator to control the robot safely.
  • Explosion proof: the robot exceeded the requirements of the ARGOS Challenge rules by obtaining the ATEX certification prior to the third competition.
  • Ease of use: the human-machine interface has been developed and improved to make it easier to handle. The switching from one mode to another (autonomous or remotely operated) is very fast and efficient.

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    ARGOS Challenge Awards ceremony - May 2017

    Check out the best moments of the awards ceremony

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