gNext to Present Transforming Asset Inspections Using Drones & AI at IHEEP

gNext Labs presentation at the IHEEP Conference in Salt Lake City will discuss the transformative integration of drone technology and Artificial Intelligence (AI) as a supplementary tool in the inspection of infrastructure assets By Joe Macey / 07 Sep 2023
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Digital twin with annotated cracks and original image to the right, taken by Collins Engineers and Jon Starr, Engineering Technology and UAS Program Leader for Nebraska Department of Transportation.

gNext Labs will be presenting at the International Highway Engineering Exchange Program (IHEEP) conference in Salt Lake City, Utah, October 4th 2023. 

The conference brings together transportation engineers, vendors, officials, leaders and industry representatives from various countries, states, counties, cities, and consulting firms, from both North America and Europe who are “elevating industry” through technological and process advancements. The conference provides an opportunity to share experiences and gather with people who are creating change in the field.

“We’ve seen a lot of changes take place within the infrastructure asset industry and we’re eager to share some of the ways companies can reduce risk, increase efficiencies, and save time detecting defects through AI and drones,” said Russ Ellis, President of gNext.

Transforming Asset Inspections Using Drones and Artificial Intelligence

The presentation will discuss the transformative integration of drone technology and Artificial Intelligence (AI) as a supplementary tool in the inspection of infrastructure assets.

The adoption of drones enables more efficient and accurate inspections, while minimizing risk in the process. A cloud-based solution that harnesses photogrammetry and AI capabilities is used to generate high-resolution digital twins of infrastructure, aiding in the detection and quantification of defects.

This approach leverages the vast computational power and scalability of cloud technology to analyze and interpret inspection data, facilitating efficient and accurate assessment of infrastructure health.

By applying change-over-time visualization techniques, this method serves as a potent addition to traditional asset health monitoring strategies, promoting proactive maintenance.

The integration of drones, advanced photogrammetry, cloud computing, and AI, rather than replacing current methods, brings a significant enhancement to asset management for Department of Transportation (DOT) agencies and engineering firms.

The presentation will highlight a customer use case, demonstrating the practical application, and immense benefits of this innovative approach.

The IHEEP Conference 

The conference will be taking place October 1–5, 2023, with the gNext presentation details below: 

What: Transforming Asset Inspections Using Drones and Artificial Intelligence

Who: Speakers are Co-Founder, Abraham Lama Salomon and President, Russ Ellis

When: October 4, 2023 at 4:20pm

Where: Main ballroom 172, Hilton Salt Lake City Center

Address: 255 S. West Temple, Salt Lake City, UT 84109

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