Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS), Digital Twins, and Artificial Intelligence
Collins’ 32 FAA-licensed pilots use 34 drones to collect data for a variety of applications including bridge inspections, surveys, rock slides, asset management, and pavement condition surveys. This technology drives better data collection faster, improving deliverables.
Collins is actively using artificial intelligence to collect and analyze data resulting in safety, quality, and efficiency improvements for asset owners.
Collins post processes collected data into digital twins which provides an unprecedented way to manage these assets. The digital twins can be used by team members to view or add relevant inspection, testing, or other data, which can be shared with team members. Displaying this data in the context of the digital twin improves decision-making abilities since a vast amount of asset information is quickly consumed. This data can be viewed on computers, mobile devices, mixed reality, or virtual reality.