September 2014 - ARGOS Challenge launch

The Argos Challenge officially kicked off on September 22, at a gala event in the Paris Cité des Sciences et de l’Industrie museum, which was attended by the competitors, the French National Research Agency (ANR), Total’s employees and external guests (industrialists, academics…).

The teams then travelled to the South West of France to participate in technical meetings at the Total Scientific and Technical Centre in Pau.They also had the opportunity to visit the competition site at Lacq and take initial measurements and surveys to advance in their project.

The first in the series of three competitions will be carried out in June 2015, where the robots will be tested in specific mission scenarios.  Their ultimate mission is to create, in less than three years, a new generation of autonomous surface robots capable of carrying out inspections, detecting anomalies and intervening in emergency situations, for use on Total’s production facilities.

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    ARGOS Challenge launch event – Monday 22nd October - The teams and the challenge organisers

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    Daniel Plathey, R&D Vice President Total E&P presented the Group, the Exploration & Production Branch and the E&P R&D

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    Michael Matlosz, ANR Chief Executive presented the French National Agency of Research

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    Yves Le Stunff, R&D Prospective and Strategy Senior Manager at Total Exploration & Production presented the ARGOS Challenge

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    Kris Kydd, R&D Head of Prospective Lab Robotics at Total Exploration & Production and Project Manager of the ARGOS Challenge presented the 5 selected teams

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    AIR-K team from Japan

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    ARGONAUTS team from Austria & Germany

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    FOXIRIS team from Spain & Portugal

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    LIO team from switzerland

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    VIKINGS team from France

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    ROBOTIC ART exhibition in free access during the evening, here with ARGONAUTS

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    ROBOTIC ART exhibition in free access during the evening

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    Competition site visit (UMAD) - September 23rd 2014

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    Technical meetings - 23rd of September 2014 - ANR team discussing with some members of the jury

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    Competition site visit

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    Competition site visit, here with AIR-K

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    Competition site visit

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    Technical meetings, here with VIKINGS

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    Technical meetings, here with FOXIRIS

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    Measurements taken on the competition site, here with LIO

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    Measurements taken on the competition site, here with ARGONAUTS

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    Measurements taken on the competition site, here with LIO

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    Measurements taken on the competition site, here with ARGONAUTS

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    Measurements taken on the competition site, Kris Kydd with FOXIRIS

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