Drone

A drone is an unmanned aircraft controlled either by remote control or an on-board computer.

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Photo courtesy: Adventure Blueprint

Drones can be used for a number of tasks relevant to Council operations, including:

  • collection of aerial photography
  • aerial surveying
  • inspection of hard to access assets
  • promotional videos

Into the future drones may also play a role in maintaining and constructing assets.

The University of Leeds in the UK is currently working with the City of Leeds to develop maintenance drones and robots capable of repair things like potholes and broken street lights.

Related Pages

External Links & References

  1. Wikipedia
  2. Google Search
  3. Melbourne Water Drone Inspections
  4. How drones are poised to help build the cities of tomorrow - Gizmag (March 2015)
  5. Drones autonomously build a walkable rope bridge - Gizmag (September 2015)
  6. Researchers developing drones to autonomously repair the cities of the future - Gizmag (September 2015)
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