Commercial drones from Aerialtronics take flight with Watson IoT and cognitive visual recognition capabilities. Together, IBM Watson IoT and Aerialtronics can help companies open up expansive possibilities to gain insight in places not easily accessible to humans from monitoring city traffic patterns to inspecting wind turbines, oil rigs and cell tower optimization.
Aerialtronics’s commercial drones are the first to leverage the IBM Watson IoT Platform and the Visual Recognition APIs to analyze images and identify specific areas of concern such as loose or frayed cabling and damaged equipment that could impact the quality of telecommunications service to consumers. Constantly learning over time, IBM Watson IoT solutions provide a confidence rating to teams so they can determine if and when repairs should be made. As a result, businesses have the potential to significantly increase the number of daily cell tower inspections, reduce possible human error and help maintain the safety of workers.