A high-tech wind turbine inspection firm has secured the most important funding as a result of a consortium of traders.
Perceptual Robotics, based mostly within the UK and with websites throughout Europe, gives providers and know-how for autonomous wind turbine inspections utilizing synthetic intelligence and drones. The corporate will use the £2.7 million funding to plan its enlargement in North America and Latin America, in addition to double its group.
It is the newest transfer for the Bristol-based firm, which earlier this yr introduced it was launching operations in Southeast Asia
Kostas Karachalios, CEO of Perceptual Robotics, mentioned: “We’re delighted to announce this newest spherical of funding. Not solely will the brand new funding assist us develop globally, it should additionally improve our product providing and additional develop and increasing our present merchandise.
“Perceptual Robotics has a proud historical past of inspecting and processing information from wind generators and offshore blades with trusted companions throughout Europe and the UK. With this newest funding , we stay up for persevering with our essential work in the direction of offshore inspections and superior analytics, guaranteeing our prospects have every thing they should guarantee their belongings at all times ship.”
Traditionally, earlier funding rounds have enabled Perceptual Robotics to commercialize its merchandise, together with its DOT drone deployment, self-service providing, the place prospects pilot their very own to hold out inspections.
Traders on this spherical, led by OnePlanetCapital, embody L-Stone Capital with a renewed funding by present traders; Brookstreet, Deeptech Labs, TSP Ventures and Metavallon VC. In addition to monetary leverage, Perceptual Robotics will achieve worthwhile assist from OnePlanetCapital’s expertise in sustainability, power, operations and sustainability.
Anthony Chant, Funding Director of OnePlanetCapital, the local weather change-focused early-stage enterprise capital fund, mentioned: “We’re delighted to assist Perceptual Robotics with their continued development into new geographies and merchandise. A OnePlanetCapital’s funding means extra than simply receiving funding. We stay up for offering Perceptual Robotics with the assist and recommendation they should pursue their desires to success.”
Perceptual Robotics’ self-service know-how makes use of drones to gather high-quality wind turbine information in lower than 20 minutes. After touchdown, a synthetic intelligence system routinely processes the pictures to detect any harm and rapidly gives shoppers with all the data they should keep upkeep, dramatically lowering in turbine down time, rising security and slicing prices. Perceptual Robotics additionally presents information processing providers with synthetic intelligence to detect damages in pictures offered by its prospects.
Discover out extra data on the Perceptual Robotics web site.