Industrial Inspection Using Special Drones

Drone inspection might be the next multibillion dollar industry. ELIOS is a collision-proof miniature flying robot capable of remaining stable after collisions and safe to fly in contact with humans. The innovation of ELIOS lies in the patented rotating mechanical design and flight control algorithms developed during 5 years of doctoral research at EPFL. This technology based on robustness and simplicity allows a safe access to places out of reach of current technologies, without the need for complex obstacle sensing and avoidance techniques, while delivering higher resolution images as it can fly in contact with structures.

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