Skydio drones, Qii.AI to inspect ships for Royal Canadian Navy
Drone manufacturer Skydio says its technology partner Qii.AI has won a contract to conduct automated ship inspections and detect corrosion for the Royal Canadian Navy. While the Qii.AI platform will provide AI-based data analytics, the visual data gathering part of the Navy’s ship inspection program will be carried out using Skydio drones.
Qii.AI is a Toronto-based software company that uses computer vision and machine learning to detect and quantify issues such as corrosion, cracking, and delamination in steel and concrete infrastructure assets. It recently joined forces with Skydio to make the Skydio 3D Scan drone mapping software more efficient for remote digital inspections.
Last year, the duo demonstrated their collective power to the Canadian Department of National Defense, wherein Skydio drones captured data from two naval ships and created their digital twins using 3D Scan software. These models were then imported into the Qii system for auto-detection,…