This is an image of Villius working on one of our drones in the office.

Meet Vilius Stonkus

Over the summer we were excited to welcome University of Bristol student Vilius Stonkus to intern with our drone team.

Focusing on optimising the way we run our path-planning when inspecting wind turbines, Vilius’s work helped to progress both our user experience and overall efficiency of the system.

By revising some of the logic in our path-planning algorithm, Vilius helped us reduce the time it takes for some of our checks by more than 50%. Overall, the changes saw an increase in inspection efficiency and, consequently, a reduction in turbine down-time, which is great news for both the drone operator and the client.

We have loved having Vilius with us and we can’t wait to see what he does next.