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SwRI demonstrates drone autonomy technology
During the EnRicH 2021 European Robotics Hackathon, Southwest Research Institute’s unmanned aircraft system (UAS or drone) explored and mapped the interior of a nuclear power plant, detecting radiation sources autonomously, without the aid of a human pilot.
SwRI’s UAS technology can potentially assist in life-saving search-and-rescue missions and hazardous inspections at industrial facilities and infrastructure following natural disasters and other incidents.
Tomomi Hanai, Tomohiro Endo (Nagoya Univ.), Yasuhiro Kodama, Yasunori Ohoka (Nuclear Fuel Industries), Akio Yamamoto (Nagoya Univ.)
Transactions | Volume 117 | Number 1 | October 2017 | Pages 1269-1272