bar dronesThe Spanish companies FCC and Simtech Design, Eurecat technology centre (part of Tecnio) and the German IBAK takes part in the ARSI European project, which stands for ‘Aerial Robot for Sewer Inspection’ and has designed, created and tested a new drone to inspect and maintain the public sewerage network. The vehicle is due to start its services in 2018 in Barcelona. ARSI project takes part of ECHORD++ program (European Coordination Hub for Open Robotics Development). The consortium has successfully tested a micro aerial vehicle (MAV), multirotor and equipped with navigation sensors, which will reduce labour risks associated with this activity and cut maintenance costs, thanks to quicker and more precise inspections. The new device can reach parts that terrestrial vehicles cannot, due to dust and rainwater. Read More