About Inspection Robotics

GE Inspection Robotics is a joint venture of GE Power Services and the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology Zürich (ETH Zürich). The company was founded in 2006 as ALSTOM Inspection Robotics and transitioned to GE in 2015.

What we do

Inspection Robotics develops mobile inspection robots for large-scale facilities in the field of power generation and industrial processing. These devices increase the availability of facilities thanks to shorter servicing intervals, and improve safety for people and the environment. Inspection Robotics’ products are characterized by innovation, everyday reliability and a robustness appropriate for industrial conditions.


What drives us

It is of great importance that the availability of large-scale facilities such as power plants, refineries, chemical resp. petrochemical installations, or facilities for accessing, extracting and transporting oil and gas should be as seamless as possible. The operators of these facilities do their utmost to prevent unscheduled downtimes, as these cause losses amounting to millions – every day.

Our mission

Inspection Robotics enables its customers to inspect  large-scale technical facilities quickly, precisely and automatically. Relevant inspection findings can be repeated at any given moment and compared with data from previous inspections. Inspection Robotics delivers products with industrial-grade reliability and robustness that meet high quality standards.

Devices from Inspection Robotics enable operators to plan outages more precisely and reduce downtime. This makes facilities more available and profitable, as well as boosting the safety of people and the environment.

Our Vision

GE Inspection Robotics’ vision is to be the world’s leading provider of state-of-the-art but highly robust robotic inspection technology. Collaboration with leading industrial partners and world leading universities ensures a continuous process of innovation.

  • Support GE Power Services to differentiate by technology.
  • Provide industrialized mobile robots to industrial service providers facilitating them to perform fast and reliable inspections in the Oil&Gas industry.


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The Team

Under the stewardship of CEO Ekkehard Zwicker Inspection Robotics’ closely knit interdisciplinary teams bring together engineers and technicians of different nationalities from the field of mechanics, mechatronics and electronics. Logistics and quality experts ensure availability and quality. Inspection Robotics carries out its development, production and testing activities in close collaboration with experts of its industrial partner GE and many other OEMs and asset owners.

The Location

Inspection Robotics is based in Zurich, Switzerland. The Technopark Zurich – a site for young, technology-focussed companies – offers Inspections Robotics an ideal work environment. The ETH Zurich is quickly reached by public transport; so is GE’s Power Services headquarters in Baden, only a 20-min­ute interurban train ride away. Zurich’s Kloten airport is also easily accessible, allowing Inspection Robotics’ employees to promptly reach customers and users on their premises.

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Industries we work for

The roots of Inspection Robotics are in the Power Generation industry focusing on field service applications and devices. Over the years the company learned that technology developed for Power Generation field services can be translated to the neighboring Oil & Gas market. Together with our partners & customers we are growing in both markets.

Power Generation

Our competencies in the power generation industry is based on a deep understanding of power markets and our customers’ needs. GE Power technologies and solutions help power plant owners and operators adapt to the challenges of this dynamic market. see it in action The power sector is a leading innovator in terms of inspection technology. LEARN MORE →

Oil & Gas

The inspection of critical components such as pipes, columns, reactors, pressure vessels, tank boilers etc. is of key importance at large-scale technical facilities in both the oil and gas and basic chemicals industries. Watch the video Using small, mobile automated and autonomous inspection systems can bring about considerable improvements in terms of assessing the condition LEARN MORE →

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