Leading Edge Robotic Inspection Solutions

Providing actionable data from any perspective. We can get you closer, safer – and do it faster. Robotic inspections are more cost effective than current methods.

AETOS, a member company of MISTRAS Group, Inc., is an industry pioneer in utilizing aerial, ground, and submersible robotic technologies to provide nondestructive testing (NDT) inspections for the oil & gas, petrochemical, and civil infrastructure industries. AETOS has revolutionized maintenance and inspection processes to reduce downtime and costs, making them safer and more efficient, all while working diligently to integrate the best platform and payload technologies to meet demanding industry needs.

AETOS’ capabilities, in tandem with MISTRAS’ offerings as a one source global provider of asset protection solutions, offer the opportunity for fully-integrated asset management, even in difficult-to-access or hazardous locations. Our combined technology-enabled solutions provide facility operators with uniquely beneficial solutions to perform in-service inspections, improve operational health, manage and identify flaws, support crises and catastrophes, oversee construction and repair work, and monitor indoor and outdoor assets.


Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS) used at Aetos Group are primarily Vertical Takeoff and Landing (VTOL) multi-rotor aircraft. For inspection applications this type of aircraft is best suited because they are able to precisely hold a position in space to acquire data or imagery of a structure. Advanced systems and GPS guidance reduce workload for the pilot so more emphasis can be put on gaining the data required.

UAS are capable of many types of sensors including high resolution video/still cameras, infrared imagers, multispectral and hyperspectral cameras, UV imagers, environmental sensors, and more. Aetos Group maintains developmental relationships with UAS manufacturers to always bring the best solution.

Aetos Group has an FAA Section 333 Exemption to operate UAS in the petrochemical industry.

Ground robotics envelopes an extensive range of robot and crawler designs. We are atop the robotic industry in order to bring best fit for your application. This technology ranges from very large to pint-sized, wired and wireless, wall climbers, and pipe crawlers all with varying levels of automation capability. Some robots also have attachment capability for non-destructive testing (NDT) tools.

Aetos Group is working closely with level 3 inspectors and robotic technology manufacturers to expand remote visual inspection and NDT capabilities of the robots. We have noticed a gap between the industry’s desire to keep people out of confined spaces and hazardous areas and the robotic technology that can close it. Our team intends to realize that closure.

Remotely Operated Underwater Vehicles (ROV) are tethered vehicles capable of deep water operation. They are highly maneuverable and operated using a control module located safely above the water surface. Available in many different sizes equipped with a variety of sensors, lighting, nondestructive testing (NDT) tools, and manipulator arms and cutters if needed, they fit a variety of underwater applications.

Manufacturing facilities use lots of water for cooling and steam generation. ROV’s are a great fit to inspect piping integrity and to search for blockages as well as submerged infrastructure inspection.

Latest News

111, 2015

MISTRAS Group Acquires AETOS, a Leading Unmanned Inspection Systems Provider

November 1st, 2015|0 Comments

PRINCETON JUNCTION, N.J. – November, 2015 – In late 2015, MISTRAS Group, Inc. (NYSE: MG) acquired AETOS, a leading-edge service provider of unmanned aerial systems (UAS1), robotic crawlers, and submersible inspection solutions. After the acquisition, […]

1205, 2015

The FAA’s Latest Drone Initiative – What does this mean for Oil and Gas operators?

May 12th, 2015|0 Comments

Last Wednesday the FAA announced an initiative to allow three additional commercial drone applications; applications that will bring big value to the Oil and Gas and Petrochemical industries. Today, drone operators must have a Section […]

1403, 2015

Aetos Group receives FAA Section 333 Exemption

March 14th, 2015|1 Comment

After more than six months in the queue we have been granted Section 333 Exemption from the FAA to allow us to operate sUAS within petrochemical facilities. Until the FAA announced they would accept exemption […]


We have aided in setting standards for safe operation of this groundbreaking technology at refineries and petrochemical facilities.

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We can help your business utilize risk assessment methodologies and develop safe operating protocol for facilities and equipment to be deployed.


We integrate emerging robotic technology that provides alternatives to current methods of infrastructure inspections, environmental monitoring, and disaster relief.

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Our team is comprised of aviation, robotic, and technology professionals. Close relationships with technology manufacturers allow us to develop complete solutions. Combine this with our industry experience for a swift technology rollout.


We have experience in a wide variety of aerial and ground-based structural inspections using state of the art robotic technology.

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Make our years of case-studies and operations within the petrochemical industry work for you. Use our FAA rated pilots, OEM certified operators, and certified inspectors for safe and efficient operations. Stay focused on your business, we got this.