XTEND acquires Singapore drone firm Performance Rotors
Human-machine collab specialist XTEND says it has acquired Performance Rotors, a Singapore-based drone inspection firm. The collective technologies of these companies will make human-guided, remote interactive operations possible in a range of industrial inspection scenarios, including GPS-denied, unsafe, or confined spaces.
Israel-based XTEND believes it is critical that humans remain in control of any operation, irrespective of whether they are using robots or drones in a public safety, search and rescue, inspection, or security scenario. While many businesses in this space are providing remote operations capabilities, XTEND is hyper-focused on “human to machine” interaction and bringing interactive features to operations through its patented operating system XOS.
The software company has recently been awarded multimillion-dollar contracts with the US Department of Defense as well as MAFAT, the Israeli Ministry of Defense’s Research and…