|13 September 2016|

Japan

A drone capable of clinging to hard surfaces is set to revolutionise the inspection of major structures.

The pioneering team at Japan’s Prodrone have built a drone that can attach itself to the inspection surface, which allows it to carry out the task in even the most treacherous of weather conditions.

This is transformative.

In Japan alone 700,000 road bridges have been identified by the government as being in need of inspection. Challenging environmental conditions though – including high winds – pose an obvious barrier for conventional drones but Prodrone’s new PD6-CI-L model provides a solution.

Its L-shape also means it can easily cling to walls allowing it to operate on a variety of architectural structures.