“Drones are expendable, people are not. So we use them in mines to see where people are likely to get hit by (loose) rocks. We see that with our robot and we remove blockages that can be extremely dangerous.
We also go down to inspect oil rigs — are they stable or not?
Penguin is trying to pierce the civil infrastructure market — to inspect a city’s sewer and tunnel systems. The drone takes very accurate fixes on where (drinking water) leaks are. In Montreal 100 years ago, the building drawings were not very exact. So you don’t know where to go to fix them with conventional equipment.”
From the Montreal Gazette. Four different application stories – I picked one that uses underground and underwater drones – a different kind of unmanned.