Siemens launches SIAERO AI UAV for line inspections
UAVs are increasing more and more their influence in the industrial world. An important step beyond is the launch by Siemens of unmanned aerial vehicle technology incorporating artificial intelligence (AI) for transmission lines inspection. The new product, called SIEAERO, was unveiled at European Utility Week in Vienna and is expected to sensibly cut costs down. Indeed, this UAV is designed to replace traditional helicopter inspections of overhead lines and combines an off-the-shelf CAMCOPTER S-100 supplied by Austrian drone company Schiebel with hi-tech sensors and software specifically developed by Siemens.