HyperFD and Nase Connect announced new fully autonomous inspection capabilities for the HFD01M3 dual camera payload at DJI Airworks 2019. HyperFD has developed proprietary AI algorithms which are embedded in the on-board graphics processor enabling real time computer vision.
HyperFD's CEO, Shawn Sheng has said that the initial algorithms will detect power distribution insulators and autonomously point, zoom, and capture images of the equipment. "We are thrilled to bring this capability to market. This is the culmination of months of engineering work and testing with our customers. We feel that this capability will have a great impact on the operations of utilities, bringing them large gains in efficiency" Mr. Sheng said.
Traditional drone inspections are done using a single colour camera. HyperFD disrupted this in 2017 by offering a dual colour camera payload for increased efficiency. NASE Connect CEO Andy Buck says that "this added capability continues our push to bring advanced technology to practical applications. We are excited to bring this cutting edge technology to the energy market."
The HFD01M3 is available today, and is compatible with M200, M210, M210RTK drones, for both V1 and V2.
To learn more about how you can make use of this AI enabled camera payload, contact NASE Connect today.