After extensive development and testing, the Eelume snake robot is now planned to be piloted offshore at the Åsgard field in the Norwegian Sea.
As autonomous robots enter our subsea operations, they are expected to radically change the way we operate – and potentially also build – our subsea equipment. The Eelume underwater autonomous robot is a NTNU-originated technology supported by Kongsberg Maritime and Equinor, and has been a LOOP project in ETV since 2016. The tests performed at Åsgard will be significant step towards showing the capabilities of a resident underwater drone. In parallel the technology is being further developed to continuously increase capabilities and level of autonomy.