Jacksonville, FL, March 21, 2019 --(PR.com
)-- Apellix, the safety partner for the technological revolution, has filed a continuance for US Patent 9,611,038 B2 “Mobile computing device-based guidance navigation and control for unmanned aerial vehicles and robotic systems.”
Apellix has five US patents (three fully granted, and two pending), covering the various aspects of unmanned aerial vehicles performing elevated work, ground-based control and power systems, tether and umbilical systems, and flight control software. They have also developed proprietary power supplies and sensor integration hardware.
Apellix has created a software-controlled aerial robot (drone) that allows them to fly, under full computer control, up to structures such as elevated water tanks, silos, chimneys, ships and bridges where their robotic arm makes contact with the surface thus allowing a sensor to test the integrity of the structure. This is done at a fraction of the cost of traditional operators, saving roughly 20x on labor and eliminating scaffolding or cranes while keeping workers safely on the ground. Apellix also performs testing without taking the asset out of service and can avoid closing a bridge, shutting down a refinery or taking a supertanker out of service to perform necessary maintenance.
Apellix’s precision-controlled aerial robotics systems are based on its patented software platform that utilizes tethered and untethered drones to move workers from harm’s way. Other additional uses of the Apellix platform - in addition to contact-based non-destructive testing - include window washing on skyscrapers, windmill blade cleaning, spray painting, graffiti removal, and the spraying of toxic chemicals. The potential applications of the Apellix system are almost endless.
For more information on Apellix and its products, email us at info (at) apellix (dot) com.
Apellix, an early-stage software company based in Jacksonville, Florida, develops custom bespoke industrial solutions based on our aerial robotics platform. Our patented software and sensor arrays control precision flight to perform a wide range of tasks currently too expensive or too dangerous to otherwise perform. Video examples of Apellix drones at work can be seen here: www.apellix.com/Resources.