Oakland Group

Acuity Robotics

The Challenge

As experts in remote data capture and robotic infrastructure inspection, the client saw the potential for this method of data collection to gain vital insights into asset conditions while using more advanced analytical techniques.

We were asked to design and build a bespoke, cloud-based data and analytics platform that could collect and collate the data, then serve it securely to customers and data scientists – all while providing data quality assurance.

How We Did It

After gathering user stories from the technical and commercial teams, clients, customers and end-users, we agreed on the high-level design of the data architecture. We then began a phased build that quickly demonstrated capability to both end-users and potential investors.

Project Phases

  • Phase 1. Rapid data ingestion, storage, basic processing and application.
  • Phase 2. Delivering data science capability.
  • Phase 3. Delivering output capabilities – report generation infrastructure, automation of processes.

The platform was delivered in 10 weeks using an agile methodology, including two-week sprints, weekly progress reviews, end of sprint reports and a business analyst session to gather requirements.

The Outcome