Maintenance activities in the energy industry are expensive and largely manual. Autonomous drones and AI-supported analytics will enable utilities to capture more data about the health of their assets faster and safer than any other methods available today.
Sterblue is a SaaS-based platform for infrastructure inspections, using drones and AI in a fully automated workflow. Using standard, off-the-shelf drones, the Sterblue platform can be used to generate flight plans for automated inspections of infrastructure (such as power lines, electrical towers or wind turbines) as well as automated identification of defects.
The innogy Innovation Hub and Sterblue share the vision of the future of energy that has a self-checking and possibly self-maintaining grid infrastructure that takes away some of today’s inefficiencies. Sterblue´s capabilities will help us to move closer to achieve this common goal.