Imperial College’s Pipeline Repair Drone Wins At “Drones For Good” Competition

Drone To Spot Leaks And Fix Pipelines Wins International Competition

 

 

 

 

” A prototype drone from Imperial College London that can spot leaks and fix pipelines from the air has won a major international drone competition.

  The Imperial ‘Buildrone’ team took first place in the United Arab Emirates’ Drones for Good Award for their aerial robot that can ‘print’ material to seal leaks in pipes. The team fought off competition from more than 1,000 entries from around the globe.”

 

 

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” The Buildrone team, part of Imperial’s Aerial Robotics Lab, was supervised by Dr Mirko Kovac and led by PhD student  who are both from the Department of Aeronautics at Imperial.

  The competition was an initiative of the United Arab Emirates, which aimed to bring together the innovative technologies behind civilian drones and showcase how they can be turned into practical solutions for improving people’s daily lives. “

 

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