Miniature flying robots automatically inspect, analyze, and assess damage to infrastructure

The Northeastern and CMU team is devel­oping a sophis­ti­cated system called the Aerial Robotic Infra­struc­ture Ana­lyst, or ARIA. It uses small low-​​flying robots known as micro air vehi­cles, or MAVs, cou­pled with 3-​​D imaging and state-​​of-​​the art plan­ning, mod­eling, and analysis to inspect struc­tures such as bridges and build­ings and to auto­mat­i­cally iden­tify prob­lems, track their progress, and assess the need for follow-​​up. More>>