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How Indoor Drones are Finding Flaws in Tiny Spaces

March 13, 2019 / KEITH SHAW

Plenty of companies are using outdoor drones to inspect pipelines, power infrastructure, and other hard-to-reach or dangerous locations. But when those locations are indoors or require access to confined spaces, the challenges become different and more difficult.
Swiss startup Flyability, which makes aerial inspection indoor drones specifically designed for confined spaces, is leveraging its recent $11 million Series B funding round to develop a set of next-generation drone-mounted sensors for indoor industrial inspections. Through a new initiative called Flyability Labs, the company is recruiting partners to work with engineers to develop new sensors for industrial inspection indoor drones. While the company is already working with partners on gas, chemical, and radiation sensing, they are not limiting the ideas to those areas.