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Percepto raises $45 million and integrates its autonomous drone platform with Boston Dynamics robot

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November 24, 2020
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by Josh Kern
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The funding will be used to scale the company's Autonomous Inspection & Monitoring (AIM) solution, which utilizes drones and ground-based robots to collect visual and thermal data of high-value assets. The company mainly focuses on oil and gas, utilities, and industrial sites and has already received multiple clearances to operate beyond visual line of sight (BVLOS) missions with its drones. The integration with Boston Dynamics' Spot robot will further increase the value of fully remote operations centers by adding a solution for inspecting low-elevation assets or areas that are hard to reach with drones. With a multimodal fleet, Percepto will have a unique opportunity to analyze which tasks can be better addressed by drones vs. robots.

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