The world's first high-temperature aerial platform for Close and General Visual Inspection performs a job at 65°C on an offshore platform.
High pressure with adjustable angle can achieve so much more
Researchers at ETH Zurich and the Swiss Federal research institute WSL have developed a flying device that can land on tree branches to take samples. This opens up a new dimension for scientists previously reserved for biodiversity researchers.
Cambridge engineers have used drones, handheld particle sensors and a new modelling framework to measure, map and characterise harmful shipping emission particles at both land and sea. It is the first time that multi-characteristic particle measurements – including lung deposited surface area (LDSA), black carbon, and particle number – have been performed in this way, and it is hoped that this research will inform environmental initiatives and support efforts to clean up the maritime sector.
Hummingbirds have extreme aerial agility and flight forms, which is why many drones and other aerial vehicles are designed to mimic hummingbird movement. Using a novel modeling method, researchers gained new insights into how hummingbirds produce wing movement, which could lead to design improvements in flying robots.
End-to-end recycling solutions deliver the benefits of carbon fiber composites with a more circular approach.
In this episode, we talk about how a team from TUM has developed a system composed of collaborative drones that can create structure in remote and/or disastrous areas.
An international team of researchers have created a fleet of bee-inspired flying 3D printers for building and repairing structures in-flight.
A team lead by Costa Samaras and Thiago Rodrigues has shown that using small drones for the last mile of package deliveries uses less energy and creates fewer emissions than conventional means.
Researchers from DTU Space have developed a new type of high-resolution radar that looks in many directions concurrently.
For real-time geo-registration, Oversight uses a physical engine and digital twins to make image matching algorithms more agnostic to variations.
Flightmare is an open-source simulator for quadrotors that moves away from rigid paradigms and proposes a flexible modular structure that empowers the users or automated algorithms to fine-tune the simulator to the task at hand.
In this episode, we talk about how researchers are developing tools to keep us safe using technology that ranges from ultra-heat resistant tents for fighters to drones capable of discovering hidden landmines.
EPFL researchers have used swarms of drones to measure city traffic with unprecedented accuracy and precision. Algorithms are then used to identify sources of traffic jams and recommend solutions to alleviate traffic problems.