Plenty of companies are using outdoor drones to inspect pipelines, power infrastructure, and other hard-to-reach or dangerous locations. But when those locations are indoors or require access to confined spaces, the challenges become different and more difficult.
Swiss startup Flyability, which makes aerial inspection indoor drones specifically designed for confined spaces, is leveraging its recent $11 million Series B funding round to develop a set of next-generation drone-mounted sensors for indoor industrial inspections. Through a new initiative called Flyability Labs, the company is recruiting partners to work with engineers to develop new sensors for industrial inspection indoor drones. While the company is already working with partners on gas, chemical, and radiation sensing, they are not limiting the ideas to those areas.
The company has more than 300 customers worldwide that use Flyability’s Elios drones for infrastructure, power generation, and public safety inspection scenarios. Robotics Business Review recently spoke with Patrick Thezov, Flyability’s CEO and co-founder, about the company and the unique challenges for indoor inspection drones.
To read the full interview from RoboticsBusinessReview.com, click here.