Nearthlab autonomous inspection drones – DRONELIFE
by DRONELIFE Staff Writer Ian M. Crosby
Autonomous drone solutions provider Nearthlab has announced its completion of rounds of inspections in Latin America led by the award-winning NearthWIND Mobile, a plug-and-play solution converting store-bought products into smart device-tethered autonomous inspection drones.
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This marks the first instance in which standard commercial drones were deployed to complete full-scale inspections within the region.
The drones were deployed to inspect wind farms plagued by accessibility issues and operational hazards. Even in unfavorable conditions, NearthWIND Mobile proved its capabilities, conducting a survey of a 200-foot rotor blade in a span of five minutes.
“Making a dry run in the land of extremes felt like a tall order, to say the least,” said Nearthlab co-founder and CEO Jay Choi. “But now that NearthWIND Mobile is…