In the first section of this four-part article, we educated you on one of the newest and most intriguing inventions that could impact the construction industry. Emerging artificial intelligence company Doxel is changing the way construction sites will be inspected with autonomous devices that can self-navigate around the entire perimeter of the workplace. These rovers can be paired with drones to scan the interior and exterior of a construction site and analyze every minute detail of the project. The technology can also help determine the overall level of productivity on the project as well.
How does this amazing technology work? We will explain. If you are a contractor in need of legal counsel, please speak with one of our Nashville contractor attorneys today.
Digitizing the Industry
The term “lidar” may not be a household name yet, but it will be in the next decade. Lidar technology is the integral force behind autonomous vehicles’ “vision.” As digitaltrends.com explains it, lidar technology is a “laser-based surveying method” that creates a “depth-based image of the world by shining out laser lights and then measuring how long it takes for the reflected pulse to be bounced back to the sensor.” In non-techy talk, this means that the Doxel rovers possess a lidar scanner that allows them to digitize all of a construction site by scanning it. This initiates the process of sending this data to cloud technology and allows the information to be immediately analyzed.
The Deep-Learning Process
The surveying rover is the medium used on the construction site to collect the data via the high-tech laser scanning process known as lidar technology. However, once this information is collected it’s immediately uploaded to a “deep-learning” process that analyzes the measurable results that the surveying rover collected. Utilizing advanced 3D technology, the cloud system algorithmically analyzes the data and determines the overall quality and progress of the work being performed on location. This highly accurate information verifies that the construction work was completed correctly and remained on schedule.
As we will discuss in the third and fourth sections, this groundbreaking surveying process can greatly impact the construction industry by creating an effective and efficient new means of inspecting ongoing projects with up-to-the-minute data analysis that provides contractors with the information they need to complete their projects precisely and under budget.
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