This project will develop and test UAV asset inspection technology for use in the utility industry to increase safety, improve the quality of collected data and reduce the need for pilot skill level for close proximity data capture. 

The research will assist the advancement of UAV deployment and regulatory approval towards "beyond line of sight" operations.

Two robotic technologies will be examined:

  • Force-field collision protection technology to increase safety
  • Semi-automated inspection technology to improve safety and reliability of data capture and facilitate new operational modes.

This project is scheduled to be completed by the end of February 2018.

Participants

Ergon Queensland 

contacts

Professor Peter Corke
QUT
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Associate Professor Jason Ford
QUT
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