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New Zealand’s Upside-Down Robots To Improve Global Aviation Safety

From the small country that ‘punches above its weight’ in regard to innovation and technology, a New Zealand company has created robots designed to ultimately improve the safety of the world’s multi-billion dollar aviation market. Considered a ‘disruptor’ in the industry, Invert Robotics’ technology is enabling significant change in in the aircraft Maintenance Repair and [...]

Kiwi flies high in Europe with state-of-the-art robotic tech

Invert Robotics provides non-destructive inspection services using mobile climbing robots. The proprietary robotic platform can be used for the inspection of mission and business critical assets in the dairy, food and beverage, aviation, petrochemical and industrial chemical markets. The robotic inspection solution allows clients to manage and minimise their exposure to risk, be it risk [...]

Christchurch-based Invert Robotics’ climbing robots are making waves – and investors are taking notice

Robots. Ho-hum, right? After all, we seem to be utterly saturated with news about the latest and greatest innovations basically every day, from machines that can slice our bread and make our lives easier to more alarmist predictions about whether or not the robots will one day rise up and do away with homo sapiens [...]

Robotics success story attracts enthusiastic Australian investors

The latest investment offering for inspection industry disruptor Invert Robotics has closed after attracting considerable interest from a number of high net worth and institutional investors from across Australia and New Zealand. Invert Robotics provides non-destructive inspection services using state of the art mobile climbing robots. Invert Robotics’ climbing robots enable precise and accurate remote [...]

Lead Lines – Robots vs. Drones – War of the Worlds?

A cold, wet and windy night on the tarmac. The flight landed safely but the pilot reported a lightning strike during final approach. Aircraft turnaround is already tight, but the aircraft must be checked for damage or taken out of service. A minimum two-hour delay to check it in a hangar will disrupt the schedule [...]

The Inspection Robolution: Invert Robotics’ MD on the New Zealand Start-Up’s Global Success

When it first launched, NZ start-up Invert Robotics had a “solution in search of a market”. Today, it’s enjoying significant year-on-year growth, having adapted it robotics technology for use by multiple industries across multiple countries. Founded out of New Zealand’s University of Canterbury in 2011, Invert Robotics employs robots which are capable of climbing [...]

Invert Robotics named one of the 10 most-promising early stage companies at TIN100 Awards

A New Zealand company with revolutionising tank inspection technology is expanding into Europe and Australia armed with a climbing robot. After successfully establishing the commercial proposition of the robot in NZ with the support of local dairy companies, Invert Robotics – founded in 2010 by James Robertson in partnership with Powerhouse Ventures – is [...]

Meet the Winners: Champion Manufacturer Invert Robotics

Helping to keep the world’s dairy products safe through the use of robotic inspection equipment, Invert Robotics continues to push to boundaries of technology. Created in Canterbury in 2010 as the result of a collaboration between Powerhouse Ventures and the University of Canterbury, Invert Robotics has grown to deliver services throughout New Zealand, Australia and [...]

The robots helping Air New Zealand keep its aircraft safe

A Kiwi-made robot designed for the dairy shed is now helping Air New Zealand keep its aircraft safe. The airline has partnered with Christchurch-based company Invert Robotics to trial robotic inspections of its planes. Using remote-controlled cameras, the robots can detect damage from lightning strikes and other activity. The robots were originally designed for [...]

Invert Robotics enters partnership talks with large European company

Kiwi company Invert Robotics, which uses robotics to revolutionise the way industrial tanks are inspected, is raising capital to expand into the European dairy market, and is in partnership discussions with a multi-billion euro turnover company over the use of its technology. Invert Robotics invented a climbing robot using a world-first patented attachment technology. [...]