Robotic-Enabled Facilities Seminar

Robotic-Enabled Facilities Seminar

February 24 & 25, 2021
8:00 AM – 11:00 AM (CST)
Virtual event
Open to the public:
February 24, 2021; 8:00 AM – 9:45 AM

As new technologies and robotic solutions emerge, how will facilities of the future look? The seminar “Robotic-Enabled Facilities” addresses a cross section of topicsfrom robotic certifications and process automation to embedding robotics into routine operations and contributing to the industrial workforce of the future.  


Following the success of last year’s seminar, the SPRINT Robotics Collaborative is organizing the second edition of “Robotic-Enabled Facilities this FebruaryThe seminar will be a virtual event spread over two half-day sessions New to the seminar is this year: one segment of the program will be open for the general public to attend.  All other sessions will be exclusively for SPRINT Robotics member companies.


Design. Operate. Maintain.
The “Robotic-Enabled Facilities” Seminar focuses on the practical implementation of robotic technology deployment with the use of enhanced facility design, operation and/or maintenance.   

The program topics include:

  • Economics: Cultural shifts for adoption, system changes, Use cases/business value/work process​
  • Improved Reliability: Process management​ 
  • Precedents for the use of Robotic Technology: Plant layout, spacing, access, component design modifications, power and communications, instrumentation and command, changes to standards 
  • Delivering Next-Generation Structures: Building a facility of the future using modular design 
  • Facility Design: Enhancements desired by robotic technology developers and service providers​ 

Similar to last year, participants of the seminar will hear presentations from experts at asset owner & operator companies as well as Engineering, Procurement and Construction (EPC) companies leading digital transformation In addition this year, class societies, regulators, and code and standards representatives will also be in attendance. Interactive panel sessions will be interspersed throughout the program and each day will conclude with a general wrap-up session. We will be releasing detailed information about the speakers and presentations at the end of this month. 

Robotic-Enabled Facilities Seminar Program

DAY 1: February 24, 2021
08:00 AM – 9:45 AM
open to the public

Keynote speaker:
Rami Jabari​, ExxonMobil – “Robotic Systems Enabling Unattended and Autonomous Operations​”
Justin Dickman​, UL – “Understanding Robotic Equipment Certification​”
Christi Thoms-Knox & Colin McIntyre​, Bechtel – “Partnering with Customers to Deliver Intelligent, Business Ready Facilities”
Jim Purvis & Chris Jansen, Worley & Advisian – “How to Design a Vessel for Robots – CAROL Case Study”

09:45 AM – 11:00 AM (CST)
exclusively for SPRINT Robotics member companies

Adam Serblowski, Shell – “Embedding Robotics into Daily Operations”
Penny Chen, Yokogawa – “Enabling Large Deployment of Robots at Industrial Facilities”
Douglas Lee, Chevron – “Robotics Integration in Chevron Oronite”


DAY 2: February 25, 2021
08:00 – 11:00 AM (CST)
exclusively for SPRINT Robotics member companies

Christian Smith & Mariah Arevalo, Interactive Aerial & Dow – “Automating Internal, Confined Space Inspections”
Jürgen Moors, BASF – “The digital transformation: how to handle a mixture of brown and green field assets and the role of robotic solutions: the case of Utilities @ BASF Antwerp”
Scott Baumgartner, Mitsubishi Heavy Industries – “Mitsubishi: A Technology Provider’s Roadmap to Robotic-Enabled Facilities”
Eric Bartolli, Total – “Robotics Deployment in the Shetland, the Operator Feedback​”
Alton Payne, BSEE​ – “Using Robotics Standardization to Enhance Safety Offshore​”

For SPRINT Robotics member companies: all relevant information (flyers, Microsoft Teams links, program) will be available on SR Community, the SPRINT Robotics online community platform.  

If you are not a member of SPRINT Robotics but would like to register for the open part of the seminar on February 24th, please register here
Please note, registration is required; there are a limited number of places available. 
Registration closes February 23rd 


This webinar is free of charge.
Registration is not necessary for SPRINT Robotics member companies.

Please note: Registration is not necessary for SPRINT Robotics member companies.
If you would like to attend the public session from 8:00 – 9:45 AM on February 24th, and are not a member of SPRINT Robotics, registration is required.

The Robotic-Enabled Facilities Seminar is free of charge.