Perceptual Robotics announces a new £1.6 million funding round

Perceptual Robotics is excited to announce its latest funding round led by TSP Ventures, an early stage Venture Capital Fund supporting exceptional businesses focusing on climate and environmental technologies. The round is joined by Humble Holdings, an impact investments firm, existing investors Metavallon VC and other strategic angel investors.

Perceptual Robotics uses drones, advanced robotics and Machine Learning to provide fully autonomous inspections of infrastructure, starting with wind turbines. These inspections identify and analyse defects with greater consistency, greater reliability and reduced costs when compared to current methods. The company has been developing their hardware and software capabilities since 2016 when it was founded at the Bristol Robotics Laboratory, while today it also operates from its Athens office. Perceptual Robotics are now carrying out autonomous inspections for some of the largest wind turbine operators in the world.

Chris Smith, CEO at TSP Ventures said, "we are delighted to be joining the team at Perceptual Robotics. Their mission, to reduce costs and improve efficiencies in the wind turbine inspection market, is helping the whole of the wind industry become more efficient and cost effective. At TSP, we love enabling technologies that can help accelerate the transition to renewable energy and a cleaner future for our planet. We look forward to supporting Kostas and the rest of the team as they scale operations internationally."

Kostas Karachalios, CEO of Perceptual Robotics said, "we are delighted to have raised our latest round, led by TSP Ventures. We have had growing revenues and this new funding will allow us to increase headcount, continue to mature our groundbreaking technology and drive the scale of our sales and marketing activities on the back of our recent successful programmes with clients across Europe. We are fortunate to have been supported in our early funding rounds by Metavallon and with the addition of TSP, Humble Ventures and Angels with deep sector knowledge, we feel we have a very strong investor-base who complement each other well. We are growing our team with system engineers and sales engineers and are looking for exceptional people to join us in Athens and Bristol. We are in a good position to provide excellent services to our clients and new automations for the wind and other industries. The future is both bright and exciting".

About TSP Ventures
TSP Ventures is an early-stage venture firm focusing on climate and environmental technologies. For more information, visit www.tspventures.co.uk

About Perceptual Robotics
Perceptual Robotics is developing drones and computer vision algorithms for the autonomous detection and analysis of faults on large infrastructure. Their first product Dhalion, is an industry leading autonomous drone for wind turbine inspection. Dhalion brings full end to end inspection capabilities to the market, from data acquisition to defect identification. For more information about Perceptual Robotics, visit www.perceptual-robotics.com

New Perceptual Robotics Website


We have now released our new website, with a lot more exciting content and samples of our work. Big thanks to Ourania Kondyli, Rhian Grant and Christos Tsamardas!

MIMRee Reports: Journey to Fully Autonomous Offshore Wind Farm Operations

What will future #offshorewind operations and maintenance look like?

Learn more about one possible scenario at the upcoming MIMRee Reports: Journey to Fully Autonomous Offshore Wind Farm Operations webinar on 15th July. In this webinar, the MIMRee project team will report on progress, mission planning approaches and the next steps on the road to fully autonomous offshore wind farm operations.

You will hear from experts in #robotics, artificial intelligence, space mission planning, marine and aerial engineering and nanobiotechnology.

Learn more about #MIMReehttps://hubs.li/H0RzZ4v0

Find out more and register for the event: https://hubs.li/H0RzZ3B0

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Perceptual Robotics joins the GreenTech alliance

Perceptual robotics have recently joined the Greentech Alliance and are excited to be part of the green revolution. We are looking forward to engaging with the Greentech members, sharing knowledge and learning from our new network.

Dhalion Customisable Reports

Dhalion reports are customisable to your specific requirements and can easily be shared with your team and suppliers.

Global Wind Day

Perceptual Robotics are celebrating #GlobalWindDay in the country with sheep, drones and turbines.

Another completed project

We've just wrapped up a 65 turbine project across the north of the UK. Thanks to the excellent work from the team and support from the client for a smooth implementation. The autonomous drone and AI processing made the process a breeze despite wind, snow and a global pandemic. With many more projects scheduled for 2021, fingers crossed for sunshine!

Collaboration with DNV and University of Bristol

Perceptual Robotics are looking forward to collaborate with DNV and the Visual Information Lab of the University of Bristol on this exciting project which will investigate the automated verification, validation and processing of inspection data, collected by autonomous drones, to improve inspection quality and performance.

Renewable industry requires technology solutions to deliver sustainable projects. DNV, Perceptual Robotics and Visual Information Lab have taken up the challenge to deliver leading solutions to Clients.

This project will involve developing new methods and guidelines for AI data processing to provide Clients with accurate information of their Asset's condition within hours after the inspections have been performed.

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Incredible women

These incredible women have inspired our work with their innovations and contributions to science, technology and engineering.

Meet the namesakes of our drones, Ada, Bea and Dot:

Ada Lovelace
Beatrice Shilling
Beatrice Hicks
Dorothy Vaughan
Dorothy Spicer

Join our team, and let's inspire the next generation with our innovations!

Storm Darcy

Some gorgeous views from Scotland last week, and great weather for blade inspections. Storm Darcy was bringing cold winds, but the clouds were nowhere to be seen!