Challenges and solutions for the effective use of remote inspection technologies.
Until now, drones in inspection and maintenance have mainly focused on "remote sensing". Cameras of all sorts (visual, thermal, multispectral, hyperspectral, etc) gather data, there is no physical contact between the drone and the object. Recent initiatives have shown that drones can do better. For example: measuring the thickness of steel using ultrasound is now possible. Marien van den Hoek, co-founder and COO of RoNik Inspectioneering will tell you more about the various initiatives on drones that can make contact with physical objects and show you a real drone that can do ultrasonic thickness measurements on steel walls.