Gecko Robotics Launches AI-Enabled Asset Management PlatformGecko Robotics Launches AI-Enabled Asset Management Platform
The platform is designed to automate asset inspection processes, combining robotic and drone inspections with data analysis software
October 27, 2023
Gecko Robotics has announced the general availability of its AI-enabled asset management platform, Cantilever, that automates industrial asset inspection processes.
The system can be integrated with robotic and drone systems to take the typically manual and often dangerous task of asset maintenance away from human workers. Data collected from these tools, which can roam around the perimeter or on the surface of large-scale assets, is combined with historic data such as operational health and design records to create a holistic view of an asset’s status and performance.
This data is then processed through Cantilever’s AI-powered analysis platform, Data Systems, to identify potential issues and shift businesses from a reactive to a predictive maintenance response model.
“In the 21st century, most industries have been fundamentally changed by advances in robotics and smart sensor technology,” the company said in a statement. “However, the way asset health data on critical infrastructure is gathered has not changed in 50 years and is still primarily carried out in dangerous environments by hand.
“That leads to incorrect, incomplete, and insufficient data. Even the most sophisticated AI algorithms are not able to produce accurate results with insufficient data.”
The new system was showcased in a video released by the company.
According to Gecko, the system has potential applications across industries including defense, manufacturing and energy.
“Cantilever is designed to become the primary operating system for the physical world,” said Jake Loosararian, Gecko Robotics’ CEO. “Every day, at hundreds of customer sites around the world, our robots are keeping power plants online, military assets ready, and factory doors open. That’s only possible because our robots and fixed sensor networks are collecting data at a quantity and quality that’s never been seen before.
“Cantilever begins with that unique data and combines it with the customer’s own data to create the first end-to-end solution, transforming decision making in the built world.”
The Navy is already using Gecko’s asset-monitoring robot, Toka, to inspect the hulls of assault ships, with the AI-powered robot scaling ships’ exteriors to gather structural data and identify potential issues.
The project marked an early adoption of the Cantilever platform, which was used to provide real-time maintenance reviews and speed up repair times, as well as allow companies to build digital twins of the ships to more accurately track repairs and reduce downtime.
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