Noise anomalies across all industries are usually an indicator that something isn't working correctly or is broken. Capturing this data often requires a team to walk around a site and take measurements that are compared to previous ones. This is time consuming, costs a lot of money, and prevents people from doing more brain intensive jobs.
How does noise anomaly detection work?
A robot such as Spot will be pre-programmed with a route that should be followed and told to stop at certain points along the way.
- Once programmed, Spot will turn itself on and begin walking around a site.
- During the walk Spot will be monitoring audio levels and capturing footage as extra data that can be used in diagnosing a problem remotely.
- Spot will stop off at its specified points and capture audio for up to 30 seconds. If it detects a difference in the accepted audio level it will notify the team.
- Once complete, Spot will return to its base station, recharge, transfer the data, and be ready for the next task.
Benefits of using landborne robots
- Data can be captured at a high frequency as Spot can operate autonomously which allows issues to be detected and fixed faster.
- More data points can be capture since Spot can work in dangerous areas that are accessible to humans.
- Humans are removed from the equation and can be put to better use completing other tasks that are better suited.