Dietsmann Smart Robotics Lab (DSRL), a 100%-owned subsidiary of the Dutch Dietsmann Group, makes a substantial investment in Austrian robotics technology specialist Taurob GmbH. An investment and joint development agreement was signed on April 24 by Dietsmann CEO Peter Kütemann and Taurob’s Directors Matthias Biegl and Lukas Silberbauer during a ceremony hosted by the Austrian Ambassador to the Netherlands, H.E. Dr. phil. Heidemaria Gürer, at the Austrian Embassy in The Hague.

Peter Kütemann, founder and CEO of Dietsmann, said in his address: ”Taurob GmbH has developed one of the first ATEX-certified intelligent robots with an intuitive control system and multipurpose interfaces for quick and easy add-on integration. Taking men out of harm’s way, optimize safe operations and economizing inspection and maintenance costs are the main drivers behind Dietsmann adoption of robotics in the Oil & Gas industry.”

Taurob founders Matthias Biegl and Lukas Silberbauer, stated that “a strong partnership with Dietsmann is a milestone in the history of Taurob. This cooperation will add great commercial value to industrial end users and facilitate the wide distribution of ground robots and robotic services. Robots and Artificial Intelligence are the future, and we are well prepared to change the game. Continuing our successful development path together with Total will allow us to maintain the technological edge for the years to come.”

Through their strategic alliance, Dietsmann and Taurob see it as their common goal to combine their specific industry knowledge to further develop and apply robotics solutions on Dietsmann-maintained on and offshore energy production installations.