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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.
Han Bao, Nam Dinh (NCSU), Jeffrey Lane (Zachry Nuclear), Robert Youngblood (INL)
Transactions | Volume 118 | Number 1 | June 2018 | Pages 1091-1094