New and improved solutions from Percepto
Boxed-drone solutions provider Percepto, whose AIM autonomous inspection platform was named one of the 100 best inventions of 2021 by Time magazine, has launched a new drone called Air Mobile. In addition, the Israeli company has also upgraded the AIM platform itself to provide AI-based package solutions for specific use sectors such as solar energy, mining, energy, oil and gas, and so on.
Percepto Air Mobile
Air Mobile is a compact and lightweight drone that the company is targeting small businesses or organizations taking their first steps through the Drone-in-a-Box program. The company says Air Mobile is ideal for line inspections of pipelines and power lines, and can track short-term projects across multiple sites in sectors such as construction.
Percepto Air Max
The developer clarifies that larger sites that need more flexibility in deployment can also benefit from Air Mobile, Percepto recommends the Air Max – a drone with a customizable payload including an Optical Gas Imaging (OGI) camera – specially designed for large mining, oil and gas and energy companies.
Both Percepto Air Max and Air Mobile drones are stored in their respective Percepto bases/boxes when not in use. These bases are not demanding for frequent maintenance and are designed to protect UAVs from extreme environmental impacts such as hurricanes.
AIM 2022 Update: Insight Manager
In the meantime, the developer updated the Autonomous Inspection & Monitoring (AIM) platform, which was supplemented by AI with a change detection platform called Insight Manager. Using tens of thousands of hours collected by autonomous robots in industrial facilities, Insight Manager will be able to provide unified visual data and critical business insights for industry solutions.
- Issues/faults that are reported to relevant stakeholders on mobile devices are geo-tagged and displayed on a map so that action can be taken before the problem escalates into a more serious problem.
- Percepto says the AIM 2022 can be integrated with autonomous drones and robots, as well as other visual data collectors, including DJI drones and fixed cameras.
Proven and tested in practice
Koch Ag and Energy uses Percepto solutions to eliminate dangerous, wasteful and routine tasks from their operators’ day. For example, instead of an employee climbing an icy staircase in winter, a robot or drone is used to perform the same task. Emphasizing that the real strength of the Percepto system lies in how data collection and analytics are combined for a holistic view from both a technical and management standpoint, Tim Shanfelt, Director of Operations Transformation at Koch Ag and Energy, summarizes:
“We see Percepto playing an important role in making our businesses safer, more reliable, more efficient and more profitable. Our workers are connected to high-level information that helps them make the right decisions, keeping them safe and able to engage in more valuable activities.”