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sentinel inspection robot

As the flagship innovation from InDro Robotics, this robot stands as a pinnacle in industrial robotics, engineered to autonomously navigate, collect, and surveil critical infrastructure. This state-of-the-art inspection and monitoring solution seamlessly integrates a high-performance unmanned ground vehicle with cutting-edge hardware and groundbreaking autonomy software, ushering in a new era of data-driven decision-making for asset owner-operators.

This inspection robot is empowering clients with the capability to respond, supervise, and optimize operations in real-time, all while securely connected through the robust framework of 5G technology.

key advantages of sentinel

remote inspection and monitoring

Remote inspection with Sentinel enhances efficiency, accuracy, and safety by utilizing advanced technology for data gathering in real-time from remote locations. This inspection robot can navigate complex environments, reducing human risk and enabling thorough assessments of hazardous or inaccessible areas. By optimizing workflow and minimizing downtime, remote operators oversee inspections safely and cost-effectively. 

real-time command and control

Clients possess the capability to securely log in instantly, gaining immediate access to the robot for real-time command and control. This allows them to assess operation success, make informed decisions for subsequent steps, and remotely evaluate on-site conditions. By gauging the need for additional resources and optimizing operations in real-time, clients can effectively manage and enhance their workflow efficiency.

reduce operation costs

Sentinel offers a financially rewarding opportunity through preventative maintenance, autonomously identifying and addressing potential issues to minimize site downtime. It optimizes technician time and cuts costs by automating data collection, freeing them for more valuable tasks and reducing travel expenses. With efficient and precise data gathering, Sentinel speeds up decision-making while ensuring data reliability.

technical details

Sentinel’s hardware is comprised of cutting-edge components, seamlessly redefining the capabilities of autonomous ground robotics. Each Sentinel build features a combination of the following hardware, tailored to collect precise data and operate effectively in its designated environment.

 

Component
Reasoning
Platform Wheels, legs or tracks with varying IP ratings, battery, payload capacities, etc. to ensure effective navigation through a wide range of environments and conditions.
Compute Gives the robot the capacity to effectively execute it’s algorithms which ensures safe traversal, exploration, data collection and more.
Connectivity Enables the transfer of data collected by the robot to be streamed back to an overseer, evaluator or operator with low latency.
Perception Camera Gives the robot the capacity to interpret what’s immediately in front of it and gauge it’s distance to that object.
Awareness Camera When teleoperated, gives the robot operator the capacity to have improved situational awareness to improve safety and operational confidence.
Inspection Camera Required for image and video capture, in optical and thermal, for data collection and teleoperated use during both day and night.
3D LIDAR Used to capture 3D data required to create a digital twin of the environment, to improve obstacle avoidance, identify objects and more.
GPS Provides the robot with it’s position in the world so it can be localized effectively, managed in a fleet and operate in wide open environments.
IMU Offers the robot an understanding of it’s balance, position and momentum to improve it’s decision making around locomotion and navigation.
Audio Allows the robot to record audio, play audio to stakeholders on-site and give remote operators improved situational awareness.
Charging System Gives the robot the ability to wirelessly charge itself so that it has full battery at the commencement of every mission with no human interaction required.
E-Stop Enables stakeholders the ability to shut the robot down at a moment’s notice to improve safety.

frequently asked questions

What industries is Sentinel most suited for?

Sentinel is designed to cater to a variety of industries, including utilities, mining, construction, security, surveying, solar, and more.

What kind of data can Sentinel collect?

Sentinel can collect a wide range of data, including photo and video (EO/IR), 3D data for digital twin creation, audio, and more.

what types of environments can Sentinel operate?

Challenging Terrain: Sentinel’s versatility allows it to be deployed in remote and challenging locations where traditional data collection methods may be impractical.

All Weather: Designed to operate in a variety of weather conditions, including heavy rain and snow. Its robust construction and sealed components, combined with weather-resistant sensors and cameras, ensure reliable performance even in challenging environmental conditions. 

Low Light: Sentinel is equipped with specialized sensors, including thermal cameras and infrared (IR) illumination capabilities, allowing it to operate effectively in fully dark environments without ambient light.

Indoor Environments: Sentinel is designed for versatility, including operation in complex indoor environments. Sentinel: Legged, with its agile Unitree AlienGo platform, is adept at navigating tight spaces and multiple levels. The autonomy software facilitates efficient path planning in confined areas, making it ideal for tasks within industrial facilities or skyscrapers where precise and flexible robotic movement is crucial.

Poor or no GPS Signal: The robot utilizes a combination of sensors, including 3D LIDAR and perception cameras, for navigation and localization. This multi-sensor approach enables Sentinel to maintain accurate positioning even in GPS-challenged environments, such as indoor facilities or areas with signal interference.

Hazardous environments with high levels of radiation or chemical exposure: Depending on the specific risks involved, Sentinel can be equipped with specialized sensors and materials to withstand radiation or chemical exposure. The robust design ensures the safety and integrity of the robot in challenging environments, making it suitable for applications in industries such as nuclear facilities, chemical plants, or areas with elevated safety concerns.

Areas with electromagnetic interference: The robot’s systems are shielded to withstand electromagnetic interference, making it suitable for deployment near power stations or in radiofrequency-heavy areas. This resilience ensures consistent and reliable operation, even in environments where electromagnetic interference may be a concern.

How is data security ensured with Sentinel?

Sentinel’s data transfer can be configured to the client’s data security preference and protocols, including options for on-premise solutions.

Is human intervention required?

While Sentinel is designed for touchless, autonomous operations, human intervention may be required in certain scenarios or when teleoperated functionality is utilized.

What connectivity options are available for Sentinel?

Sentinel utilizes 5G connectivity for real-time control and data transfer. Public and private 5G partnerships ensure reliable connections between the robot and operators. It can also operate in “exploration mode” without 5G connectivity, however, that requires human-in-the-loop for physical data collection.

What kind of support and training does InDro Robotics provide?

InDro Robotics offers deployment setup, training programs, ongoing support, and customization services to ensure optimal performance and user proficiency.

Can Sentinel be customized for specific data collection needs?

Yes, Sentinel is highly customizable to meet specific data collection requirements. It can be equipped with additional sensors, cameras, or specialized hardware based on the client’s needs. The integration capabilities extend to various industry-standard sensors and technologies, allowing clients to tailor Sentinel to their unique applications.

Additional customization options include adjusting risk assessment parameters, mission priorities, and decision-making criteria. This tailored approach ensures that Sentinel’s autonomous operation is optimized for the client’s specific risk tolerance and mission objectives, enhancing its effectiveness across diverse use cases.

Are there limitations on the distance that Sentinel can cover in a single mission?

Sentinel’s operational range is adaptable based on configuration and mission requirements. It is capable of covering extensive distances in a single mission, with the ability to navigate through diverse terrains. The system’s autonomy software optimizes path planning, ensuring efficient coverage while avoiding obstacles. This flexibility allows Sentinel to conduct comprehensive surveys and assessments, making it an ideal solution for large-scale facilities and expansive environments.

What kind of maintenance is required for Sentinel?

Sentinel is designed for low maintenance requirements. Regular check-ups and preventive maintenance are recommended to ensure optimal performance. The frequency of servicing depends on usage intensity and environmental conditions. The modular design of Sentinel allows for easy component replacement if needed. Additionally, detailed maintenance schedules and guidelines are provided, enabling clients to efficiently manage and prolong the lifespan of their Sentinel units.

Sentinel is built with durability and longevity in mind, and its expected lifespan is several years. The exact lifespan can vary based on usage patterns and environmental factors. InDro Robotics offers warranty options that cater to different client needs, providing peace of mind and support for the entire lifecycle of the Sentinel units.

Can Sentinel be integrated with existing systems or software?

Yes, Sentinel is designed for seamless integration with existing security systems and monitoring software. Its open architecture and compatibility with industry-standard protocols enable easy integration into diverse ecosystems. Whether connecting to a centralized security platform or interfacing with specific monitoring tools, Sentinel can collaborate with the client’s existing infrastructure. This integration capability enhances the overall security posture, providing a comprehensive solution that aligns with the client’s established security protocols and systems.

What are the power requirements for charging Sentinel?

Sentinel’s charging system is designed to accommodate different configurations and supports both wired and wireless charging. The specific power requirements depend on the configuration and payload of the Sentinel unit. Wired charging stations are equipped to deliver the necessary power for efficient charging, ensuring a quick turnaround between missions. Additionally, wireless charging capabilities further enhance convenience and autonomy by allowing Sentinel to autonomously charge itself without human intervention. This adaptability in charging options ensures flexibility and accessibility across various deployment scenarios.

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