Self-piloting drone maps out construction sites in Pennsylvania

The invention helps make mapping job sites easier.

April 29, 2015 |
Self-piloting drone maps out construction sites in Pennsylvania

The system comes with a box where the drone rests and charges. Photo courtesy Identified Technologies via YouTube

A company called Identified Technologies wants to make mapping a job site an easier task by using drones.

The company’s founder, Dick Zhang, says his product allows project managers, contractors, architects, and anyone else on the Building Team to send a quadcopter around the site and create a topographical map, DIY Drones reports.

The drone is completely autonomous, and batteries can be “hot-swapped” as it maps the area.

A number of contracts have already been made by several projects in Pennsylvania with Identified Technologies. “We have a heavy focus in the Marcellus Shale region, which delivers over 40% of this country’s natural gas. We’ve experienced consistent growth every month. We are forecasting 10-times growth in our deployments and revenue over the course of the year,” Zhang told DIY Drones.

 

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