The drone was first used for bridge inspection. And under the water too
Test oktokopter Naviator was considered a success.
The developers at Rutgers University in new Jersey in conjunction with startup SubUAS first used oktokopter for complete inspection of the bridge, including the condition of the underwater part it supports. As written by Aviation Week, by the apparatus, called Naviator, the developers examined the state of the Memorial bridge, the Delaware, connecting the States of Delaware and new Jersey.
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