XTEND Acquires Efficiency Rotors – DRONELIFE






XTEND acquires Performance RotorsXTEND Acquires Drone Inspection Specialist Efficiency Rotors

by DRONELIFE Workers Author Ian M. Crosby

Human-guided autonomous machine system developer XTEND has acquired drone inspection specialist Efficiency Rotors, permitting XTEND to enhance its capability to supply human-guided, distant interactive operations in numerous inspection eventualities, in addition to develop its international enterprise.

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“Our acquisition of Efficiency Rotors marks the most recent step in furthering XTEND’s imaginative and prescient of creating distant interactive operations accessible to everybody, in a spread of eventualities, together with inspection, public security and safety,” stated XTEND co-founder and CEO Aviv Shapira. “Every single day, folks danger their lives to make our world safer. Inspection is only one space, amongst many, the place machines, robots and drones can be utilized to perform what folks can’t, in a extra economical, environment friendly, and safer method. We’re delighted that Keith Ng, Efficiency Rotors’ co-founder and CEO, and his group are becoming a member of XTEND on our journey in direction of making XOS the working system of selection for controlling drones, robots, autos, good units, and good machines remotely, safely, and intuitively.”

XTEND gives human-guided autonomous machine programs permitting operators to hold out complicated and correct maneuvers with minimal coaching. Its XOS working system permits for dependable autonomy, combining human intelligence with machine autonomy to enhance the operator’s skills and decrease the danger of damage. This method lets professionals function drones and good machines, performing intricate operations requiring human interplay and decision-making from a distant place.

“Efficiency Rotors’s mission has all the time been to develop drones and robotics options for information acquisition in GPS-denied and confined house environments, with out the danger to human lives,” stated Efficiency Rotors co-founder and CEO Keith Ng. “Our in depth shopper base spans lots of the world’s main oil and fuel, maritime and infrastructure tasks, and our {hardware} is getting used throughout the World, notably in APAC. We’re assured that combining XTEND’s innovation XOS software program with our world-class know-how brings the very best of the trade collectively in a single highly effective and straightforward to make use of answer that comprehensively addresses the essential challenges going through our clients right this moment.”

The acquisition was led by international non-public fairness agency Chartered Group. “The acquisition of Efficiency Rotors not solely enriches XTEND’s providing in industrial inspection, however it should additionally allow Aviv and his group to additional diversify their experience in oil and fuel, maritime and infrastructure tasks, and develop XTEND’s software program enterprise globally, notably right here in APAC and Japan,” stated Chartered Group Chairman Eyal Agmoni.

XTEND was lately awarded a number of multi-million greenback contracts with the U.S. Division of Protection and MAFAT, the Israeli Ministry of Protection’s Analysis & Improvement Directorate, to optimize their drone operations. Each entities already make use of XOS, permitting navy drone operators to interactively function a number of good machines from a distant, secure distance, with no coaching essential.

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Ian attended Dominican College of California, the place he obtained a BA in English in 2019. With a lifelong ardour for writing and storytelling and a eager curiosity in know-how, he’s now contributing to DroneLife as a workers author.


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