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A partnership between a robotics agency and a serious engineering analysis workforce might advance single-rotor drone expertise.

Indianapolis-based drone producer Aerotronic is becoming a member of forces with the Purdue College of Engineering School of Aeronautics and Astronautics

Using Aerotronic’s expertise — remote-sensing, single-rotor helicopter known as “Dauntless” — engineering college students are taking part in a robotics internship wherein they carry out initiatives with the corporate’s drone using greater than 30 sensors displays to accumulate in flight. The Dundee can carry a number of sensors to detect pipeline leaks and supply first responders with aerial views of catastrophe websites.

“With the help of Purdue Research Foundation, I was able to gain experience running a robotics team at the Anvil, a co-working space located near the Purdue campus where students and community members can bring their innovation ideas to life,” Purdue pupil Kevin Sheridan stated.

Aerotronic CEO Neerav Shah agrees. “Drones are beneficial in many fields because of their ability to gather information from the air,” Shah stated.

“With drone technology, first responders can gain situational awareness about the site of an emergency before arriving so that they can be better prepared. Emergency personnel can obtain information in advance about the precise location and size of a fire or the whereabouts of a perpetrator.  “Our drone technology can help to maintain power line integrity by replacing manned helicopters for transmission line inspections that ensure reliability of the electric grid.”

Emerging Aerotronic expertise will quickly embody onboard computing capabilities permitting its drones to fly autonomously and make choices utilizing synthetic intelligence.

“As an alumnus of Purdue University, I chose Purdue students because of their talent.  Purdue is a world-class university that draws students from all over the world to come here to get a high-quality education,” Shah stated. “The state of Indiana has been instrumental in providing mentorship, marketing, coaches, and network connections and in helping Aerotronic become competitive on the national level.”

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