Rise of the autonomous flying robot

Robotic inspection and measurement systems have great potential for performing tasks safely, better, and faster than humans. Of specific interest in drydocks are aerial robotic systems for contact-based measurements and inspections as they are, quick, agile,...

A successful autonomous drone inspection test

A drone has successfully inspected a 19.4 metre high oil tank on board a Floating Production, Storage and Offloading vessel.  The video shot by the drone was interpreted in real-time by an algorithm to detect cracks in the structure.  It is the latest step in a...

A smarter way to apply paint

Apellix and AkzoNobel are collaborating on a computer-controlled spray painting drone that’ll change the game when it comes to applying paint. Apellix won the partnership in the 2019 Paint the Future global startup challenge. Read more great articles in the latest...

Drone painters take flight

Florida-based Apellix and AkzoNobel are collaborating on a computer-controlled spray painting drone. Apellix’s custom-built drone is tethered to the ground for its power and coating supply, but has the freedom to fly autonomously depending on the area to be coated....