Sam George, director of Azure IoT, had a dashboard up simulating where issues might crop up in a factory. One such issue featured a pressure drop on a roof that could be dangerous to technicians.
DJI is adding Azure’s IoT Edge to drones, which companies can then deploy using artificial intelligence. On stage at Build, DJI showcased both a massive enterprise drone, the M200, and a smaller Mavic Air. Then, a representative from DJI flew the Mavic Air over some pipes on stage, and George could see the anomaly on a laptop running Azure IoT Edge.
Were this a real-life situation, a worker might have to personally head up to the roof to assess the problem, putting them in harm’s way. The drone-and-cloud software setting lets workers diagnose a potential problem from a safe distance.