Wind turbines are highly subject to structural damage due to heavy usage and harsh operating conditions. Early detection of faults through periodic inspections and servicing results in improved performance, safety, and lifespan.
Meet the Inspekt
A flying robotic system designed to carry out physical work at altitude. Combining hardware and software innovation, the Inspekt interacts with it's surroundings to operate with the dexterity of a human.
Interchangeable sensor and tools allows the Inspekt to autonomously conduct tasks such as sub-surface non-destructive testing (NDT) and aerodynamic cleaning.
Coordinated flight algorithm allows the Inspekt to conduct automated scans of the entire structure in order to detect surface and sub-surface damage.
Our cloud-based Client Portal turns raw data into actionable information.
One of the key capabilities enabled by the Inspekt is the collection of internal structural data through the use of ultrasonic (UT) probes.
UT probes are like X-rays, very effective in identifying sub-surface structural damages. But they are tricky to use as it require physical contact with the turbine blade surface. While UT inspection is standard practice in manufacturing setting, it sees limited use in the field.
Inspekt's ability to touch and glide on the turbine surface unlocks this capability for use in the field, making off-the-shelf UT technology scalable and automated.
Besides UT, the the ability to touch the turbine blade can be used to automate common services.
Utilizing special robotic tools designed for our machine, the Inspekt can also take other actions to keep the turbine blades running in the best shape.
The Inspekt works autonomously from base stations installed around a wind farm. With it's software and sensor suite, the system takes care of labor intensive work, on demand and fully automated.
Our online portal allows clients to access inspection data of their fleet through any internet-enabled device.
Clients can access historical reports for each individual blade of their wind farm, triage damages with various stake holders, and make key decisions on how and when to intervene in a problem to optimize repair and extend blade life.
With better and more frequent inspection and services, the wind farm operators can make better repair and maintenance decisions. By extending blade life, the operators can expect to reduce the probability of replacing a turbine blade, saving large portions of the wind turbines lifetime O&M cost.
The Inspekt platform is a turn-key solution for thorough blade inspection using both visual and ultrasonic NDT inspection methods
Our fully automated system installed on the farms takes care of the inspection and service process of all turbines
Our cloud-based Client Portal provides a compete historical data record of all past inspections. This allows both wind farm owners and manufactures the ability to track the progression of damages and make more informed decisions.
As Co-Founder and Chief Executive Officer at Radii Robotics, Minh focuses on driving the company's product vision, developing its long-term strategy and cultivating relationships with strategic partners. Prior to founding Radii Robotics, Minh spent nearly a decade as an investment banker helping tier one companies raise capital through the Bond Market.
Random Fact: By the age of 10, Minh was fluent in three languages and had spent 4 years in a refugee camp.
As Co-Founder and Chief Technology Officer, Ash is the architect of the INSPEKT system and the technical development leader of the platform. Ash is a firm believer in drones as an interactive robotics platform and the potential in automating our world. Prior to RR, Anshuo spent 7 years developing aerospace electromechanical systems, contributing to safety critical systems on board Dassault, Embraer and Boeing aircrafts.
Random Fact: Ash has lived for extended period of time in 12 cities/regions around the world.
As the Lead Software Engineer, Trixie builds the software that integrates the brain and the body of the Radii Robotics drone. Prior to joining the Radii Robotics team, Trixie conducted undergraduate research in bioinformatics and data analytics at Loyola Marymount University and Louisiana State University, respectively.
Random Fact: Trixie is a self-taught juggler.
Rahul helps the co-founders with the company's Business Development and Strategy along with handling the company's financials. Prior to Radii Robotics, Rahul spent 7 years working in Engineering in India with companies such as GE and Robert Bosch. Rahul received his Masters in Robotics Engineering from UPenn and is currently working towards his MBA from John's Hopkins.
Random Fact: Rahul has lived in, worked in, and travelled to over 15 countries and can sleep at any time of day!
As Computer Vision Engineer at Radii Robotics, Mo focuses on how the drone platform can understand the surrounding environment, map it, and locate and navigate itself inside the environment. Prior to joining the Radii Robotics team, Mo received his B.Sc. in Mechatronics Engineering from the German University in Cairo.
Random Fact: Mo is a squash player for 17+ years and an electric vehicles geek.
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