How unmanned aircraft systems help with construction projects

Never mind the fact that unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV), the Aeryon Scout, has nosed out the lair of Central American drug dealers, assisted Libyan rebels in gathering intelligence on enemy positions, and helped plan delivery of emergency fuel to residents of Nome, Alaska after a snowstorm — it does a darned fine job of surveying isolated terrain in preparation for roadbuilding and other construction endeavours.

The Scout is the brainchild of Waterloo-based Aeryon Labs Inc., which launched the UAV in 2007. The robot weighs less than three pounds and uses a lithium-polymer battery to power four propellers that provide the Scout’s lift, stability and forward thrust.

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Source: Daily Commercial News

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