Spot and Sparrow: Autonomous Drone Workforce

Percepto’s AIM (Autonomous Inspection & Monitoring) platform takes its advanced drone-in-a-box solution to the next level, setting a new standard for end-to-end monitoring of critical infrastructure and assets around the way for remote control to pave the operation center of the future. Percepto AIM operates a fleet of third-party robots along with their Sparrow autonomous drone and provides visual data management and analysis to report trends and anomalies and identify risks. Any employee can request data, and Percepto AIM provides the most suitable robot independently and without human assistance to retrieve and stream the required data. The platform also seamlessly reports reports to assess risk, minimize downtime, increase efficiency and reduce operating costs without human intervention.

“Our customers, which include some of the world’s leading utilities, oil and gas locations, mining and other critical infrastructure facilities, are eager to leverage automation across their operations and take advantage of increased efficiency, cost reduction and personnel protection. We are excited to be the first to provide our customers with truly autonomous inspection and surveillance, controlled locally or remotely by managing multiple robotic visual data sources along with other visual sources including piloted drones, CCTV and mobile cameras. “Dor Abuhasira, CEO and Co-Founder of Percepto:” We are pleased that our investors have recognized the growing need in the market for autonomous inspection, which is in demand now more than ever. “

“We believe Percepto AIM addresses a multi-billion dollar problem across many industries and will transform the way manufacturing facilities are managed in the IoT, Industry 4.0 era,” said Chase Koch, president of Koch Disruptive Technologies. “Percepto’s track record in autonomous technology and data analytics is impressive and we believe it is uniquely positioned to deliver the remote operations center of the future. We look forward to working with the Percepto team to make this happen. “

Spot is an agile mobile robot developed by Boston Dynamics that navigates the terrain with unparalleled mobility. Percepto has integrated Spot with AIM for the robot to automate inspection rounds that are controlled completely remotely via the platform. Spot carries Percepto’s payloads for high resolution imaging and thermal imaging to detect problems such as hotspots on machinery or electrical conductors, water and steam leaks on equipment and devices with reduced performance. The data is forwarded via AIM.

“Combining Percepto’s Sparrow drone with Spot creates a unique remote inspection solution,” said Michael Perry, vice president of business development at Boston Dynamics. “This partnership demonstrates the value of leveraging robotic collaborations and the insurmountable occupational safety and cost savings that robotics can bring to industries with hazardous or remote work.”

ICL Dead Sea, a global leader in potash, mineral and chemical specialties, was the first to use Percepto’s drone-in-a-box solution to conduct inspection, safety and security missions at the Dead Sea site who did fly past line of sight (BVLOS) in Israel.

“With Perceptos AIM we can now stream all of our missions live and no longer have to be physically on site to control decisions related to maintenance and operations. Wherever we are, we know exactly what is happening on the ground, ”said Shay Hen, ICL program manager for drones in the Dead Sea. “We look forward to looking into integrating additional robots like Boston Dynamics’ Spot into our facility for holistic inspection capabilities that go beyond air inspection.”

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