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“Drone birds” to inspect bridges and railroads in Europe

A major EU-project led by SDU will develop an automatic drone system to monitor bridges, railroads, and other critical infrastructure over the next three years. The drones will fly in swarms, photograph and analyze the constructions, harvest energy from power cables, and notify if repairs are needed.

The comprehensive project named Drones4Safety has revived a grant of 26 million DKK through the EU’s Horizon 2020 program and it will run from June 2020-2023.

The consortium is led by associate professor Emad Samuel Malki Ebeid from SDU UAS Center.

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Drones4Safety video

Editing was completed: 13.07.2020