Contributor Profile

Kris Kydd

Job TitleHead of Robotics R&D

Company NameTotal


Chartered Electrical Engineer with over 12 years' experience in the Oil & Gas Industry. Previously working in Operations. Now Head of Robotics R&D across all applicable business units: Exploration & Production, Refining & Chemicals, Marketing & Servicing plus Renewables. 

Extensive knowledge of the design and certification requirements of equipment for use in potentially explosive atmospheres (ATEX/IECEx). 

Manager of an international robotics competition called the ARGOS (Autonomous Robot for Gas and Oil Sites) Challenge creating a world first autonomous certified robot for use in a potentially explosive atmosphere.  

Research of all robotic locomotion systems & associated applications (regardless of TRL) for use in the petrochemical industry both for human engineered environments and unmanned automated plants. 

Study of future platform design to drive autonomous robotics forward to reach full field automation and remote robotic control room ergonomics.

Member of various robotic scientific advisory boards including EuRoC (European Robotic Challenges) and European Robotics League competitions advisory board.  

Conference Sessions

  • Mobile Robots for Autonomous Inspection of Surface Assets

    Wednesday11:45 - 12:1505 Sep 2018
    Crombie B

    Panel topic: Mobile Robots for Autonomous Inspection of Surface Assets          Chair: Sepand Ossia, Robotics Research Director, Schlumberger                  ...

    • Language: English

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