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Eye in the Sky

Unpiloted aircraft in a future near you

Explore how NSERC-funded research in unmanned aerial vehicles is taking helicopters to new heights. Featuring the work of Alan Lynch (University of Alberta) and Alejandro Ramirez-Serrano (University of Calgary).

Videos

Eye in the Sky - Unpiloted aircraft in a future near you - Alejandro Ramirez-Serrano
May 3, 2012
During search and rescue missions, every minute counts. Alejandro Ramirez-Serrano is developing unmanned vehicles, also known as "mobile robotics", to help emergency response teams enter disaster zones, navigate debris and locate survivors quickly and safely.

Eye in the Sky - Unpiloted aircraft in a future near you - Alan F. Lynch
May 3, 2012
The field of unmanned aerial vehicles (UAV) is garnering a great deal of interest from Canadian industries seeking new ways to monitor and maintain infrastructure in remote areas. Alan Lynch is developing autonomous control systems for use in UAVís to enable partners such as B.C. Hydro to fly a camera along stretches of power lines to search for sections in need of repair.