In this way, the two partners are aiming to build a powerful Artificial Intelligence engine able to recognize damages based on inspection image material.

The initial version will be able to flag all areas of concern on any given damaged blade.

Further upgrades are expected to add other capabilities, such as the ability to establish damage categories and severity levels.

Maintaining the structural integrity of rotor blades is critical to maximizing energy output and ensuring the safe operation of wind turbines,

...commented Faustino Gomez, CEO of NNAISENSE.

The autonomously flying drones of the 3DX Inspection Platform, with the support of an AI-enabled inspection software, is expected to facilitate the review work of blade experts.

Instead of having to review the entire surface of the blades, they will simply need to focus on the pre-selected areas of concern.

This technology progress will not only significantly boost the productivity of the reviewing teams but will also improve the quality of damage annotation processes.

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