With improved artificial intelligence and better machine learning capabilities, it has become realistic to have robots and machines conduct inspections autonomously, without the need of human involvement. This has made the work of inspection more rigorous and streamlined, with the help of this technology inspections can be conducted more thoroughly and frequently.
Where Robotic Inspection Systems Are Being Utilized Today
This advancement in technology has been openly embraced by many industries, to conduct inspection of infrastructure. The structures that are commonly inspected using this technology are pipelines, cables for internet or power supply, roads and railway tracks.
With the help of flying or aquatic drones and other robotic technology a quick, yet extensive, survey can be very conveniently done and at a fraction of the cost previously required.
The machines can be programmed to collect data and identify any abnormalities in the readings and report them effectively, pinpoint the location of the issue so that the problem can quickly be identified and resolved. This prompt diagnosis of the problem is very critical as this can help in quickly resolving the issue, drastically reducing the down time of the system.
Due to the improvement in the technology and enhanced accuracy and efficiency of the machines along with the lower cost, these technologies have been more accessible to the masses and several industries have made very innovative use of robotic inspection systems.
There are plenty of applications of robotic inspection systems and these ideas are only limited by the imagination. These machines have been used by mining companies to inspect mines and the energy industry can make use of these robotic inspection systems to monitor wind turbines and dams.
Even insurance companies can make use of the aerial robotic inspection systems to assess insurance claims of buildings. Even mall and office security can be supplemented by making use of robotic inspection systems where these robots can be programmed to move around the office and mall on their own and report any suspicious behavior or any other out of the place incident.
Oil companies that do not employ robotic inspection systems are spending millions of dollar to manually detect issues in far away remote locations. These inspections can be improved and that too at a lower cost, as several oil refineries have already started to transition to using robotic inspection systems. Robotic inspection systems provide better and more reliable detection capabilities.
The Future of Robotic Inspection System
The Robotic inspection systems are seeing improvements and advancements every day. Better and leaner programs are being developed that are capable of providing better detection capabilities. Machine learning is also advancing at a steady pace and more intelligent robots are being developed that possess the capability to perform inspection with greater effectiveness.
Newer machines are more autonomous and have less human involvement for the mundane tasks providing safer and better working environments for humans.
Cincinnati Automation provides solutions for robotic inspection systems that can cater to any industry.