ALSTOM Inspection Robotics AG (AIR) is a spin‐off of the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology Zurich (ETHZ) set up as a joint venture between ALSTOM (Switzerland) Ltd and ETHZ.
AIR provides operators of large‐scale industrial facilities such as power plants and refineries with tailored mobile inspection robots enabling them to minimize outages and maintenance times, and enhance environmental and workplace safety. AIR was founded in late 2006 and has started operation in January 2007.
The company, having 22 employees at the moment, is continuously growing with the industrialization, production and deployment of ETHZ/EPFL and Alstom research results. More than 100 systems are out in the field spread all over the world. Besides mobile robotics, flying inspection robots are in the scope of AIR.