World's First Drone Solution for Underground Mines.
Flies, runs, climbs and scans inaccessible zones to save lives, time and money
Most underground mines lose millions of dollars annually in delays, errant planning and no-gos because they can’t access or scan certain zones. (see example cases here). The TILT Ranger addresses two vital needs; laser scanning, hybrid (aerial, terrestrial) access, and optimization for underground environment. These needs are oft-occurring where terrestrial access or video scans are not applicable solely. Starting December 2017, our units our equipped with collision avoidance systems specific to underground mines.
The output is a 3D laser pointcloud map (using SLAM) in addition to video footage (see examples here). The pointcloud map can be used as it is, converted or processed to extract vital information for the mine or facility managers. Other imaging or mechanical engagements can be customized. Some screenshots of example scans are below :
The hybrid run/fly/climb – capacities that are essential in underground mines and similar tight space environments are employing the tilt-rotor technology, which Inkonova was one of the first to commercialize in 2015.