ISOTeam, which is known for its strong focus on winning public housing estate painting contracts, will be enlisting the help of “autonomous painting drones” to do the job.

By doing so, ISOTeam hopes to save on manpower, improve quality and generate overall better efficiency.

The use of the painting drones is covered under an MOU, ISOTeam, Acclivis Technologies and Solutions and Nippon Paint (Singapore).

Acclivis, a subsidiary of Hong Kong-listed CITIC Telecom International Holdings, will provide AI, video analytics and automation.

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Nippon Singapore, meanwhile, is a leading manufacturer and distributor of paint and a “strategic working partner” of ISOTeam since 2004, will help to market this new service.

ISOTeam is actively exploring the various use cases of drones. On Oct 22, it announced plans to deploy AI and drone technology for building façade inspections.

According to ISOTeam, some of the key functions of autonomous painting drones include remote control; high-precision position and posture control for spray quality assurance; ability to perform coating supply from a ground station via a lift system and from an airborne container; offer real-time status monitoring.

“The challenges arising from the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic had accelerated the adoption of technology and we are very glad to be able to work with esteemed and like-minded partners who are keen to explore such new applications with us,” says executive director and CEO Anthony Koh.

“The use of AI in the built environment has become increasingly relevant with the challenges in labour availability and cost in Singapore today,” he says, adding that the use of drones to paint, even at a high-altitude, is safer and more environmentally friendly.

ISOTeam did not specify when the drones will be put in use.

Photo: Albert Chua / The Edge Singapore

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