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Founded Year

2016

Stage

Seed VC - II | Alive

Total Raised

$2.58M

About Skygauge Robotics

Skygauge Robotics is a company focused on the development and application of drone technology in the inspection and maintenance industry. The company's main offering is a drone designed for remote ultrasonic testing and inspection of tall infrastructure, eliminating the need for human workers to physically scale these structures. The primary sectors that Skygauge Robotics serves include the oil and gas industry, offshore operations, energy sector, and civil infrastructure. It was founded in 2016 and is based in Hamilton, Canada.

Headquarters Location

150 Chatham Street Unit 13

Hamilton, Ontario, L8P 2B6,

Canada

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Latest Skygauge Robotics News

Drone News of the Week, June 16: DRONELIFE Headlines, All in One Place to Read or Listen

Jun 16, 2023

Industrial maintenance robotics specialist Skygauge Robotics has announced the full-scale commercial launch of its Skygauge Inspection Drone, a purpose-built drone for conducting physical work. Its first use case is industrial ultrasonic inspections, utilized by inspectors to determine the health of structures. Industries such as energy, refining, and shipping require routine ultrasound inspections to prevent their critical infrastructure from failing. Carilion Clinic has partnered with drone delivery leader DroneUp to explore potential drone applications to improve health care delivery in the Commonwealth of Virginia. The two companies are conducting a three-week proof-of-concept study to test the efficacy of delivering essential medical supplies using drone technology. The study will examine the use of drones in lowering delivery times and expenses while allowing caregivers more time with their patients. Despite rapid growth, new technology, and an evolving ecosystem, the drone industry is fragile, says Chris Raab. As the Energy Drone and Robotics Summit 2023 kicked off this afternoon in Houston, TX,  the CTO of drone manufacturer ACSL discussed the need for a global strategy to combat drone industry fragility. At Law-Tech Connect , a panel of experts provided an insider view on when the drone industry might see a Part 108 rule on BVLOS flight – and what that rule may look like. Flight beyond visual line of sight (BVLOS) of the operator have the potential to dramatically expand commercial drone operations, improving the return on investment for customers and advancing the ecosystem by clarifying the technical requirements. While former FAA Administrator Steve Dickson promised an NPRM on Part 108 and BVLOS flight by the end of 2022, the industry is still waiting for a formal announcement. As the Energy Drone and Robotics Summit 2023 began its second day in Houston,  Hendrik Bödeker of Drone Industry Insights (DRONEII) took the keynote stage to present Money & Markets: What’s Hot Today & Tomorrow for Robotics/Drones – Analysts Perspective. Europe-based DRONEII is the leading global drone industry research and consulting firm, providing deep research into market size, use cases, ecosystem players, and more. In his keynote this morning,  Co-Founder and CFO Hendrik Bödecker discussed the market size and investment environment in the drone industry today – and what DRONEII’s research indicates is coming next. Today, autonomous inspection and monitoring leader Percepto announced a combined $67M Series C in equity and debt funding. The funding round was led by Koch Disruptive Technologies (KDT), with participation from new investor Zimmer Partners as well as existing investors U.S. Venture Partners, Delek US Holdings, Atento Capital, Spider Capital and Arkin Holdings. With the addition of the funding acquired from this new round, the total investment in the company now exceeds $120 million. Sony has announced that the latest version of its  Camera Remote Software Development Kit  (SDK) allows users to control Sony’s cameras remotely from a computer, which includes changing the camera settings. This new release of Camera Remote SDK lets software developers design custom applications to satisfy business requirements, with the integration of Sony’s equipment for size-critical drone and speed camera systems, along with additional medical, education, government, and e-commerce applications. At the Energy Drone and Robotics Summit in Houston this week, a panel of experts discussed one of the most hotly debated issues facing the drone industry today: ensuring the cybersecurity of drone data, without sacrificing performance or cost effectiveness. The panel approached cybersecurity from three unique perspectives. Andrew “AJ” Smith  has been in law enforcement since 2016, helping to build out the drone unit in the Waco Police Department; he is now working at the Waco Sheriffs Office’s Aviation Unit. Skydrive, a Tokyo-based developer of eVTOL systems and cargo drones, recently launched a pre-order consumer campaign for its latest design, the SD-05. Described as a “flying car”, the SD-05 is an electric vertical takeoff and landing (eVTOL)  two-seater (one pilot, one passenger) with electronic pilot-assist features and a maximum speed of 62 mph (100 km/h) designed for urban mobility. Commercial sales began last year of the iF Design Award-winning product, with up to 100 units sold to Vietnam-based sustainable investment firm, Pacific Group . A pilot’s license is required to operate the SD-05, but the company’s long-term timeline highlights future autonomous operation as a key technological development. Powerline management solutions provider Sharper Shape has announced a contract with drone solutions leader Volatus Aerospace , officially launching Sharper Shape’s new drone service providers (DSP) management. DSP Management grants drone service providers a digital platform (CORE) for coordinating, managing, and delivering data collection projects all in one place. The service is also available to arborists and inspection companies that utilize unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) for the inspection of utility transmission and distribution systems, like power lines. CORE is available both on a web browser and as an app, enabling real-time and remote use in the field. The U.S. House of Representatives Transportation and Infrastructure Committee passed the FAA Reauthorization Package, Securing Growth and Robust Leadership in American Aviation Act ( H.R. 3935), by a vote of 63 – 0 today. The Act calls for the FAA to commit to timelines for a BVLOS rulemaking, UTM, and drone integration. The legislation would provide funding for the FAA for the next five years: the current authorization expires in September of 2023. The package addresses all aspects of the FAA’s purview, and Title VI – Aerospace Innovation, Sections 601 – 687, addresses  Unmanned Aircraft Systems and Advanced Air Mobility. Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS) leader Aeronautics Ltd. is launching the Orbiter 5 UAS, an innovative new platform enabling medium altitude, long endurance (MALE) mission capabilities in a tactical UAS. This affordable, high performance solution has an extended endurance time of over 25 hours with multi-mission capabilities, able to carry payload weight of over 25kg and two payloads simultaneously, and implementing advanced AI capabilities.

Skygauge Robotics Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

  • When was Skygauge Robotics founded?

    Skygauge Robotics was founded in 2016.

  • Where is Skygauge Robotics's headquarters?

    Skygauge Robotics's headquarters is located at 150 Chatham Street, Hamilton.

  • What is Skygauge Robotics's latest funding round?

    Skygauge Robotics's latest funding round is Seed VC - II.

  • How much did Skygauge Robotics raise?

    Skygauge Robotics raised a total of $2.58M.

  • Who are the investors of Skygauge Robotics?

    Investors of Skygauge Robotics include MaRS Investment Accelerator Fund, SOSV, HAX, BDC Capital, Hello Ventures and 3 more.

  • Who are Skygauge Robotics's competitors?

    Competitors of Skygauge Robotics include Applied Impact Robotics and 4 more.

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