A Division of
Robot & Vision, Inc
Michigan, USA

Phone: +1 586 826 9595
Fax: +1 586 826 9697
Aerial Asset Inspection Services
Commercial applications that go beyond mini-copters with a camera.

The R4 is a LiPo battery-powered, autonomous or manually-controlled stable aerial platform based on years of development by the renowned German research & development institute OFFIS with industrial partners.

Combined with highly specialized visual, UV, IR and other sensor packages, the R4 aerial platform is the first true commercial application of this groundbreaking technology.

R4 Robotics

R4 Robotics
Partnership With You
R4 expertise will improve your inspection process with alternative mobile techniques that will save you time and money.

All confidential information will be honored with Non-Compete and Non-Disclosure agreements.
Upcoming Events
IBEW July 27 - July 29, 2010

Presentation & Demonstration Flight at the 4th, 6th & 11th
District, Outside Business Managers Conference
IBEW Local 702 in West Frankfort, IL

Robotics Summit 2010 June 16, 2010 Autonomy, Navigation and Mobility Solutions

Freep June 06, 2010 Growing In Michigan - R4 Robotics

Drone For Grid May 12 - May 13, 2010

Inaugural Flight of Game Chaning Inspection
Drone for the Grid

Hannover Messe Apr 19 - Apr 23, 2010

Special Display Mobile Robots & Autonomous Systems
Speaker: Karl Sachs @ Mobile Forum: Unmanned Aerial
Vehicles (UAVs) for the inspection of commercial assets

Service Applications
Transmission & Distribution, Sub-Stations

R4 Robotics specifically developed visual, UV and IR sensor packages that were integrated into highly accurate predictive software programs. This software was co-developed with multiple global transmission and distribution companies. These partners provided the appropriate algorithms to identify and eliminate a higher percentage of false positives in the search for potential grid failures.

Spectrum Shifted For Haze
Spectrum Shifted
For Haze
Daylight Corona Made Visible
Daylight Corona
Made Visible
Ambient Insensitive Detection
Ambient Insensitive

The R4 service will provide historical visual assets for immediate disaster recovery planning and give long-term predictive maintenance schedules for asset repairs.

Wind Power

Aerial inspection device employing thermal-active sensor technologies for composite blade evaluations. Greatly reduces the need for dangerous physical inspections, while gathering important stress and wear data with a faster turn-around time.

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More Applications
  • Building Thermal Imaging
  • Bridges
  • Pipelines
  • Tower
  • Railroad
  • Tunnel
  • Security Observation (boats, fire, etc.)
  • High Mast Lighting Towers
Press Releases

John Wentzel and Karl Sachs Growing In Michigan Most Americans may only know about drone aircraft from stories about Afghanistan and Iraq, but small Michigan start-up wants to make them an everyday tool.

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