Flyability, developers of the unique Elios collision-tolerant drone for confined and hazardous space inspection, have announced a new initiative for select customers called Flyability Labs. Based on feedback from literally hundreds of customers, Flyability has been continuously evaluating and developing new projects, with the aim of pushing the limits of what flying robots can perform in the future.
With this in mind, Flyability Labs is an advanced research initiative, designed for customers who have specific long term inspection needs or tasks which would benefit from more advanced Flyability Elios features and systems.
As a basis for the next generation of Flyability products, the company is working on technologies to enable fully automated data gathering, the ability to generate 3D models, and follow pre-defined inspection paths, building actual digital twins, and delivering actionable data to customers.
Flyability is also participating in the most prestigious robotics competition, the DARPA subterranean challenge, which brings together the world’s most advanced companies in autonomy in complex and confined spaces, in addition to the opportunity to be part of several other international research consortiums.
Flyability are also engaging with a select number of customers towards exploring and developing automated solutions for specific tasks and challenges.
This might include one or more specially-designed and built Elios systems, developed in conjunction with the customer to meet certain needs. Part of any customer-specific development may well include automated flight functions, and the ability of an Elios to “find its way around”.
But equally important, it would also include automation on the backend, in terms of software processing systems and AI development. This might include AI tools to automatically recognise and mark certain types of corrosion or surface anomalies, or recognise certain types of blockages or obstructions. It may well also include gas or vapour detection of some kind, depending on customer requirements.
These are complete Elios development projects, specific to select customers across a range of sectors, which would include hardware and software development / testing, roll-out, plus operator support and training (both Elios operation and data processing) — in short, a full turnkey solution designed to meet specific confined space challenges.
If you have a specific area where you think an enhanced Elios system would be of great benefit, and you’d like to be part of the Flyability labs initiative, get in touch with us today and we’ll set the ball rolling (or flying).
Dronesurvey Asia is the designated Reseller and Support Agent for the Flyability Elios internal inspection drone. Enclosed within its own unique floating cage, the Elios is designed for up-close inspection inside difficult, hard-to-reach and sometimes hazardous internal environments.