July 8, 2021
Stockpile Reports, a solutions provider that serves more than 300 companies in the bulk materials industry, has announced it will build out its automated drone program with American Robotics’ Scout System. The deployment will allow Stockpile Reports and its users to access the benefits of commercial drones, including beyond-visual-line-of-sight (BVLOS) missions. With more than 10,000 sand and gravel mines, and more than 3,000 ready mix and asphalt plants in the U.S. alone, the companies aim to deploy autonomous drone systems to address market demand for the technology.
“The bulk materials industry suffers chronic financial write-offs due to a lack of inventory data, and Stockpile Reports helps customers solve problems with inventory using on-demand measurements from image processing,” said David Boardman, founder and CEO of Stockpile Reports. “Autonomous drones will provide an opportunity to aggressively scale the real-time digitization of large industrial stockpiled materials. Our strategic customers will use autonomous drones to drive operational efficiency.”
Source: Robotics World