Chapter 5. Transforming Engineering Inspections Through Advanced UAVs

By Alejandro Murcia Crespo | Rafael Caballero González | Miguel Ángel Trujillo Soto | Francisco Javier Pérez Grau | Antidio Viguria | Ambar Garofano Soldado | José Ramiro Martínez de Dios | Aníbal Ollero Baturone

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© 2024 Alejandro Murcia Crespo | Rafael Caballero González | Miguel Ángel Trujillo Soto | Francisco Javier Pérez Grau | Antidio Viguria | Ambar Garofano Soldado | José Ramiro Martínez de Dios | Aníbal Ollero Baturone

Abstract

This chapter presents recent research outcomes of engineering inspections using UAVs and other autonomous aerial vehicles. The focus converges on the UAV components, shedding light on four exceptional aerial platforms: AeroX, AERO-CAM, VIAD-DRONE, and TTDRONE. Each of these UAVs has been carefully engineered with a specific purpose, leveraging state-of-the-art technologies to address the unique demands of inspections in refineries, bridges, viaducts, and tunnels.