CHALLENGES

The main focus of PILOTING project is to increase the efficiency and quality of inspection and maintenance activities in order to keep the necessary safety levels in ageing infrastructures. To achieve this increment, the Inspection & Maintenance industry is facing the following major challenges:

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CHALLENGES

The main focus of PILOTING project is to increase the efficiency and quality of inspection and maintenance activities in order to keep the necessary safety levels in ageing infrastructures. To achieve this increment, the Inspection & Maintenance industry is facing the following major challenges:

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CHALLENGES

The main focus of PILOTING project is to increase the efficiency and quality of inspection and maintenance activities in order to keep the necessary safety levels in ageing infrastructures. To achieve this increment, the Inspection & Maintenance industry is facing the following major challenges:

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CHALLENGES

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CHALLENGES 1

Current inspection methodologies are based on manual inspection procedures which are low-speed and require, most of the times, infrastructures’ shut-down. The use of robotic technologies in PILOTING will importantly decrease cost and time of inspection and maintenance operations since it avoids unnecessary disruption and downtime, and facilitates enormously the access to high and/or dangerous locations.

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CHALLENGES 2

Nowadays inspection authorities and personnel lack in using repeatable and reproducible inspection data, often found deficient in quality measurements (highly dependent on the skill and experience of the inspector). Errors in or limited quality of inspection measurement data can have important consequences that may lead to damages to the infrastructure or health risks to the public or infrastructure personnel. PILOTING will provide high precision measurement data (gathered by the robotic vehicles) structured and presented in a seamless but trustworthy approach towards the inspection personnel and maintenance teams following international and well-established reporting approaches.

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CHALLENGES 3

Personnel access and probability of accidental falls and injuries represent the vastly predominant cost of the inspection. Having personnel working on elevated structures and dangerous locations requires planning, presence of support personnel, which implicitly implies slow progress in the measurement operations. PILOTING will contribute to increase personnel safety through advanced and automated robotic systems that will decrease drastically the exposure of operators to dangerous situations.