DroneDeploy triumphed at the SPRINT Robotics Awards on 11 October 2023, winning two out of three awards for excellence in Inspection and Maintenance (I&M) robotics.
The first award was for Groundbreaking Collaborative Work towards Acceptance of Inspection and Maintenance Robotics. DroneDeploy, Boston Dynamics, Woodside Energy and Reynolds & Moore won the coveted first prize for their collaborative efforts in this field. Their joint effort in this area has opened up new horizons for robotics in the oil and gas industry.
Together with the other partners, DroneDeploy helped Woodside create an innovative robotics inspection solution known as ‘Spector’. DroneDeploy’s software plans missions for Boston Dynamics’ Spot, which captures 360 degree and high-resolution photographs of assets before uploading this data to Woodside’s digital twin. This has made the routine inspection of Electrical Equipment in Hazardous Areas (EEHA) significantly safer and more efficient.
The second award won by DroneDeploy was for New Innovative Technology in Inspection, Maintenance or Cleaning. DroneDeploy emerged victorious in this category due to its world-class robotics platform, which enables enterprises to send robots on autonomous missions and safely inspect assets. This means inspectors spend less time capturing data and can focus on higher value tasks.
DroneDeploy’s innovative robotics inspection solution is having a profound impact on operations in multiple industries – including oil and gas, solar energy and construction.
“In recent years there’s been a proliferation of amazing robotics hardware – but you also need software to define the work you want the robot to carry out.” said David Inggs, Head of Robotics & Automation at DroneDeploy. “Winning these awards is a testament to the hard work our team has put into operationalizing ground robots and building intuitive, powerful software.”
“I’d also like to congratulate Woodside, Boston Dynamics and the other winners for pushing the boundaries of I&M robotics technology. I can’t wait to see what comes next in this space.”