inRobotics and Rice University are developing innovative solutions to facilitate the widespread use of robotics for inspection and maintenance of aboveground storage tanks and other large assets to improve efficiency and reduce human entry to hazardous, confined spaces.
Our first commercial product will be a compact, self contained localization and mapping device for aboveground storage tanks and other GPS denied environments. It is accurate to within centimeters without requiring any external inputs or calibration, and can be used on a standalone basis or integrated with inspection and maintenance equipment.
A “swimming” robot for online inspection of aboveground storage tanks incorporates six degrees of freedom maneuverability to allow inspection of the entire tank interior, including the floor, and will significantly reduce the need to take tanks out of service.
Successfully introducing robotic solutions for inspection and maintenance is complex and will take unprecedented industry collaboration. We're currently working with NASA, SPRINT Robotics and other partners to develop and test our technology. If you're an end user, technology developer or service provider interested in collaborating to develop real world solutions we would like to hear from you.
inRobotics is a proud participant of the Sprint Robotics Collaborative