- Published: 01 April 2022 01 April 2022
Perceptual Robotics has launched the DOT, an autonomous drone. The new drone system has been designed to collect high-quality data from turbines in less than 20 minutes.
The software product, designed by Perceptual Robotics, allows drones to use laser and camera sensors to understand the environment the device is in and plan its trajectory. DOT’s design allows it to manage the drone’s cameras and automatically control how it takes photographs. The software can be linked to a tablet device to set up a turbine inspection and receive data. DOT is named after two prominent female engineers: USA’s Dorothy Vaughan, a mathematician and NASA’s first black manager, and Britain’s Dorothy Spicer, the first woman to gain an advanced qualification in aeronautical engineering.