Swri demos drone autonomy inside nuclear power plant

SwRI developed a drone that can operate completely autonomously without any previous knowledge of its environment. The drone is equipped with a LiDAR sensor, a time-of-flight camera and radiation detectors. SwRI tested the autonomous drone’s capabilities during the EnRicH 2021 European Robotics Hackathon.

Drone Visualization

SwRI’s drone is able to map the spatial topography of internal structures and open spaces in real-time as it explores autonomously. It could be used to do jobs that are dangerous for humans to do alone, such as assisting in dangerous search and rescue missions. At EnRicH 2021, SwRI received an award for UAV mapping.

Drone Inspection

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