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Latest update: 13/01/2021 14:27:12

Liberaware Co., Ltd.

Through the development of small drones for indoor facility inspection and image analysis technology, we support productivity and safety improvements in manufacturing and construction. 

We support work efficiency improvement for study/inspection/guarding of indoor spaces and digital transformation (DX) that uses technology to enable stable flight in narrow spaces, autonomous flight through environments with no GPS connection, and 3D transformation of the videos that are filmed by the drone. 

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INSPECTION/equipment inspection
Safer and cheaper equipment inspection work in areas that involve risk or cost such as narrow, high, and dark places
We perform inspection of facilities that are difficult for people to reach, such as inside chimneys, pipes, boilers, and attics, using the small dust-proof drone IBIS. 
We offer two plans, namely our "Inspection Service Plan" where you commission Liberaware Co., Ltd., to perform the inspection and our "Introduction Plan" where you use IBIS yourself. 
Active in the management of various equipment—further productivity and safety improvements
IBIS, a small drone for facility maintenance, is highly praised for its controllability that allows stable flight in narrow spaces, and its dustproofing. 
IBIS is used at facilities that are dangerous to inspect or facilities where it would be costly to install equipment such as scaffolding for inspections. It is being used by manufacturers with large factories and construction companies.

<Application examples>
Inside chimneys
Inside pipes
Inside boilers
Attics, underground pits
Inside box girders on bridges 
Volume calculation of materials in warehouses
Inside elevator shafts
Technology that enables stable flight even in narrow spaces
Commonly, drones are designed to fly efficiently in the open sky.  Therefore, narrow space is an unexpected environment for most drones.  In a narrow space, the air emitted by a drone’s own propeller can cause turbulence, and they tend to get stuck on walls or ceilings.  These phenomena can occur regardless of the drone's size.  In addition, the slow flight over a long period of time that is required to record high quality footage for inspection is also a difficult task that demands skill. 
IBIS is a drone that was developed to specialize in stable flight through narrow spaces.  IBIS is a drone that has mastered "slow and steady flight in narrow spaces," which is difficult for common drones.
Patrol/indoor automatic patrol
Replacing routine work performed by people with drones—aiming for unmanned operation.
The small drone automatically and accurately flies through the "preplanned route" at "preplanned time," and it "saves, analyzes, and notifies" the footage that it has recorded. 
It will contribute to energy saving, labor saving, and security/safety improvement in monitoring and inspection. 

<Application examples>
Reading of instrument meters in factories that have to be verified several times each day. 
Regular patrol in server rooms (checking for abnormalities).
Regular patrol of underground service tunnels.
Monitoring and management of inventory at factories or libraries. 
Progress management at construction sites.
Technology for autonomous flight in non-GPS space
This drone is equipped with laser sensors. It can estimate its position from spatial distance information and can perform autonomous flight.

(2) Visual SLAM
This is a drone equipped with camera. It can estimate its position from characteristic points extracted through image processing and can perform autonomous flight.

(3) Motion capture
Highly precise positional information obtained through motion capture (Mocap) by an external device is sent to the drone, which enables it to perform autonomous flight. 
ANALYSIS/Video analysis/editing
What happens after drone shooting is our job.
For instance, if IBIS is flown inside a chimney for its inspection, one drone records and provides approximately 10 pieces of video data.  Video recording inside a chimney, which was difficult to inspect before, using IBIS is already an improvement in work efficiency. However, viewing 10 pieces of video data will require some time.  Moreover, video data alone still has some problems, such as difficulties in identification of the location of abnormalities or comparing inspection data with the data from previous years. 
Thus, Liberaware is focusing on a service that analyzes/edits the video data and combines several pieces of data to create 3D images, point group, and orthochromatic images.
This is because this type of image processing allows the addition of scale information, enabling spatial measurement.  It will also lead to acquisition of more detailed data about abnormalities and enables numerical comparison of yearly changes. We believe that this service will offer a more advanced contribution to the productivity improvements generated by your inspection work. 
Generate 3D data from video
In facility management, transition from Time Based Maintenance (TBM) to Condition Based Maintenance (CBM) is ongoing. The key to this process is digital transformation (DX).
By combining the small IBIS drone with image processing technology, we expand the possibility of DX to facilities that were previously deemed impossible to digitize. 

<Generation of 3D data from videos (transformation into 3D, point group and orthochromatic images)>
We generate 3D images by combining several videos. For instance, by turning the images of walls inside a chimney or inside pipes, they unevenness on the wall, accumulation of sediments and peeling on the walls can be easily checked.  You can easily have an overview of the whole without going through several videos, and you can quickly identify where the problems are. Thus, it is widely used for inspections. 
In addition, it allows easy comparison from year to year by turning information into digital data, making it even more convenient.  It will lead to more accurate prediction of future facility conditions. 
Abnormal part automatic detection system utilizing AI
We are also capable of building systems that can use AI to automatically detect sections with abnormalities based on the footage recorded by IBIS. For example, making a computer learn from footage of cracks, bending and rust makes it capable of automatically alerting (annotation) about sections that may be abnormal. 
Moreover, IBIS can be customized with sensors that measure atmospheric temperature, surface temperature, and oxygen or hydrogen sulfide concentration, in addition to using its camera to shoot videos. We are capable of building systems that detect problems using these sensors. 



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