FOR INCREASED DATA COLLECTION
Preventative maintenance is increasingly important to reduce plant downtime and increase profitability. This requires regular and reliable data acquisition from a range of different equipment spread around a facility. Robots can gather this data more cheaply, reliably and repeatably than human operators.
The Investigator is kept permanently on location on its docking station which continuously charges its batteries. Each day, sometimes twice a day, it inspects equipment according to a pre-determined schedule and without any human intervention. Its data is uploaded to the cloud where artificial intelligence can identify potential issues and alert the appropriate engineers. They can deploy the robot to gather further data. The robot navigates the plant using a virtual map and a combination of LiDAR, GPS and/or machine vision.