The H2020 AEROBI project aims to develop an incrementally optimised aerial robotic system with a multi-joint arm for the in-depth inspection and assessment of reinforced concrete bridges that will include the computer vision system, sensor system and laser equipment, while it will be integrated with the software to evaluate and structurally assess the mechanical performance and safety of the inspected bridges.
After 2 years of work, the Aerial Robotic System was second time field evaluated and demonstrated on 19th March on a bridge near Seville, Spain. The main focus of this trial was to demonstrate three different platforms which cover the most important end-user requirements.
During the second trial the operational capabilities were studied, especially in terms of navigation and user-friendliness to prepare the final version that will be tested in Greece for the final demonstration.
Three platforms were tested: