Images of Research: Innovation for the global good

Safely inspect, detect and correct

Category: Digital connections

A darkened lab with the University logo painted in light using a drone

Like them or loathe them, drones are becoming crucial to the inspection of industrial assets like nuclear plants and wind turbines. Our research seeks to improve the accuracy and insight of non-destructive, remote assessments, providing the ability to detect and track the development of minor faults whilst avoiding putting workers in dangerous situations. This image demonstrates the accuracy of a precision automated drone, recreating the University logo in light.

Entrant: Robert Watson , Electronic And Electrical Engineering

Copyright: Robert Watson

Funding: Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council, iCASE program: EP R512114/1 in conjunction with the National Nuclear Laboratory, NDE Research Association and EDF Energy

Collaborators: Charles MacLeod, Gareth Pierce, National Nuclear Laboratory and EDF Energy


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