Autonomous Mobile Robots: A Boost for Industrial Surveillance and Maintenance

The magazine AEM - Spanish Maintenance Association, publishes this article by Raúl Sebastiá, Director of the Engineering Department at Robotnik. The article shows a vision of robotics for maintenance and industrial surveillance, technological framework and real use cases of mobile robots performing inspection and maintenance tasks in different sectors.

INTRODUCTION

In the fourth industrial revolution, new technologies play a key role in strengthening the maintenance, security and surveillance sectors. Security in industrial facilities, surveillance of different areas, monitoring of critical infrastructures or predictive maintenance are a priority for organizations of all sizes and sectors.

These sectors currently face significant difficulties in finding qualified personnel due to the fact that this type of task involves risks for workers, and are often carried out in adverse weather conditions at variable and complex schedules.

Automating maintenance and surveillance tasks using autonomous mobile robots (AMRs) represents a disruptive solution to improve the quality of services (even in hard-to-reach locations), reduce costs, prevent and minimize risks or increase personnel safety.

This article provides an overview of inspection robotics, frequent applications and state of development technology.

You can read the full article in the link above.

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