Productionizing Autonomous Asset Inspection with Robotics

Learn all about using robotics for autonomous inspections with DroneDeploy!

September 27, 2023


Nicholas Pilkington
CTO and Co-Founder, DroneDeploy

Nicholas Pilkington is the co-founder and CTO of DroneDeploy, where he runs the computer vision teams and is responsible for the company’s technical strategy. Originally from South Africa, he completed degrees in Computer Science, Maths and Information Systems at Rhodes University. After graduating, he received a M.Phil and Ph.D in machine learning from the University of Cambridge as a Nelson Mandela Rhodes Scholar. When he isn’t working, he likes to cook, participate in international coding competitions and practice yoga.

Tim Dykstra
Director of Strategic Partnerships and Channel Sales, Boston Dynamics

Tim Dykstra is the Director of Strategic Partnerships and Channel Sales for Boston Dynamics, where he works closely with a variety of partners to support the deployment of agile mobile robots for remote operations and autonomous inspection applications. Prior to Boston Dynamics, Tim has been involved with robotics and disruptive automation technologies for 15 years, with a focus on helping clients pilot and deploy new robotic platforms at scale throughout their operations. Tim holds a B.A in Business Administration from University of Colorado and a Masters in Business Administration from Portland State University.

David Inggs
Head of Ground Robotics, DroneDeploy

David Inggs co-founded Rocos which was acquired by DroneDeploy in 2021 and now leads the Ground Robotics team at DroneDeploy. David has over 25 years of experience growing companies from start-up to publicly listed. David has a deep technical background in high-load, high-scale cloud platforms, mobile, IoT and robotics and a particular passion for commercialising innovation in nascent industries.

Zac Stafford
Product Owner - Woodside

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