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Drones to transform oil & gas pipeline inspection

In the oil and gas industry, regular inspections are mandatory and essential for the continued operation of a pipeline system. However, they come with their own set of problems. Apart from safety concerns, carrying out regular inspections is quite expensive. Also, inspections take time as pipelines usually run through terrains that are difficult to navigate. …

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Application of Drones in Grid Inspection and Monitoring

Drones, also known as Unmanned Aerial Vehicles or UAVs, have been around since before WWII. Like almost every technological advancement over the centuries, the drones were developed by the defense industry for its needs. However, the last decade has seen an increasing demand for drones for non-defense activities like delivering packages, filmmaking, surveying, etc. One …

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China takes lead in drone based logistics

Small unmanned robots flying around delivering your e-commerce orders may still sound like stuff from a futuristic world from the movies, but Chinese authorities have picked up the gauntlet to try and make this dream real! Last week, China’s CAAC Northwest Regional Administration issued a business license for civil unmanned aerial vehicles to Xi’an-based unit …

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Qualcomm introduces its robotics RB3 Platform

Qualcomm launched a new robotics platform, the RB3 at the mobile world congress 2019, in Barcelona. The platform is its first offering targeted at robotics developers. The company claims that the RB3 system consists of optimized hardware and software tools that can assist robot developers and system manufacturers to develop new robots in the ever …

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The stellar growth of counter-drone solutions market

Drones market has been booming and has become an integral part of daily use for consumer applications like photography, drone racing and training. Its commercial applications include aerial surveillance, terrain mapping, law and order, government administration. Drones have also proved their utilization in industrial sectors for aerial imagery of industrial, construction and mining sites. These …

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Drone Application for Warehouse Inventory Management

Drones or Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs) are revolutionizing a wide range of industries. But despite high profile instances like the military, the adoption rate is still in the infancy in many areas. This situation is rapidly changing, and a prime example is the innovative use of drones in the warehouse and supply chain logistics. Estimates …

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Autonomous Robots & Drones in the Oil and Gas Industry

The oil and gas industry is a product of the industrial revolution and has been around ever since. However, as we progress towards the age of autonomous robotics and artificial intelligence, every industry must follow in order to keep up with the demand. There are more than a thousand oil plants in the world, many …

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Collaborative Robots in the Automotive Industry

The last big technological advancement in the automotive industry was Henry Ford’s invention of the assembly line in 1913. Over a century later, it is now time for another tech revolution to take place, and this time, robots will take the lead. What are Collaborative Robots? Collaborative Robots, or Cobots, are essentially robots that work …

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