360° video – The NRC’s Aerial Robotics Laboratory - Transcript
The National Research Council of Canada's Aerial Robotics Laboratory is an indoor drone testing environment that's been specially designed for the development of contact-based drone applications on elevated structures.
[On screen: An indoor, climate-controlled drone testing environment]
It has wind-free, temperature-controlled conditions in which drones can "touch" the lab's replicas of high elevation facilities, including a wind turbine blade, concrete wall, and windows.
[On screen: Wind turbine blade] [On screen: Windows]
Work performed by Rope Access Technicians can be costly and dangerous.
[On screen: Drones can help make workplaces safer and more efficient]
Painting, repairs and ultrasound contact measurement are all among the tasks that could be performed by drones. Our team of researchers has expertise in drones, robotics, and process deployment that can help our clients and partners overcome the technological challenges that are associated with deploying drones to inspect and maintain elevated surfaces.
[On screen: A secure place for the development of aerial robotics capabilities]
Located at the Aerospace Research Centre's Advanced Manufacturing Technologies Centre in Montréal, the Aerial Robotics Laboratory can accommodate drones up to 25 kg. The facility has 5 metre ceilings, an indoor positioning system that replicates GPS, video recording capabilities, and a glassed-in ground control station room that ensures operator safety during testing.
At the National Research Council, we are at the forefront of manufacturing and transportation technologies to help Canadian companies compete in the global market.
Thank you for visiting.
[On screen: official signature, National Research Council Canada / Conseil national de recherches Canada]
[On screen: Government of Canada Wordmark]