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Percepto launches AI-powered drone for inspection and monitoring

MODIIN, November 17, 2021

Percepto, a pioneer in autonomous inspection with industrial robotics, has launched its upgraded 2022 Autonomous Inspection and Monitoring (AIM) platform and its new Air Mobile drone.
Its newly launched Insight Manager delivers AI-powered packaged solutions for sector-specific use cases, such as solar, mining, energy, oil and gas and other industries.
Drawing upon tens of thousands of hours collected by autonomous robot missions at industrial facilities, Percepto’s AI change detection framework offers unified visual data and critical business insights for each of the sector-specific solutions.
AIM 2022 can be integrated with autonomous drones and robots as well as other visual data collectors, now including DJI drones, and fixed cameras.
Reports and insights are automatically generated based on the combined visual data. Disseminated to relevant stakeholders on any mobile device, issues and faults are geotagged and displayed on a map, enabling effective action before escalating into more serious problems.
Percepto, the Drone-in-a-Box (DIB) market leader, also introduced its new Percepto Air portfolio to support the enhanced platform, which will address the diverse needs and increasing demands of the market:
• Percepto Air Max: The next generation of Percepto Sparrow, the Percepto Air Max is a field-proven solution that operates in the largest mining, oil and gas, and energy companies on six continents. It has a top-grade, versatile payload for specific use-cases.
Designed to inspect and map complex industrial environments, where the highest accuracy and durability are critical, Air Max is also the only DIB with Optical Gas Imaging (OGI) camera.
• Percepto Air Mobile: This is a new, more compact and lighter-weight model for smaller sites or organisations, taking their first steps with a drone-in-box programme, or larger sites that need greater deployment flexibility. It is ideal for linear inspections, such as pipelines and power lines, and can monitor short-term projects across multiple sites (such as construction).
Percepto Air Max and Air Mobile drones are stored permanently onsite within their respective Percepto Base, which is light and easy to relocate while maintaining the highest levels of durability.
These encasements are designed for infrequent maintenance and protection against extreme environmental phenomena, such as hurricanes.
Percepto’s drones are safe and regulation ready, and ensure all operational aspects meet corporate standards.
According to Dor Abuhasira, Percepto CEO: “Percepto AIM 2022 and the new Percepto Air line of drones together with the most advanced change detection solution alert and prevent failures and downtime within diverse use cases across many industries.”
The real power of Percepto’s system is how data collection and analytics are integrated for a holistic view from both a technical and management perspective.
Tim Shanfelt, Director of Operations Transformation, Koch Ag and Energy, said: “Our workers are connected to high-level information that helps them make the right decisions while keeping them safe and free to pursue higher value activities.
“Our goal is to eliminate hazardous, wasteful, and mundane tasks from our operators' day. For example, instead of an employee climbing an icy ladder in the winter, a robot or drone can perform the same task while still obtaining accurate measurements. We see Percepto playing a significant role in helping make our facilities more safe, secure, efficient, and profitable.”
Percepto was recently listed in TIME magazine's 100 Best Inventions of 2021. It claims to offer the only end-to-end solution powered by AI to collate and streamline all visual data for accurate actionable insights. –Tradearabia News Service


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