Carnegie Mellon’s Burcu Akinci Co-Leads Team Developing Low-Flying Robots for Bridge Inspections

Carnegie Mellon University’s Burcu Akinci is co-leading a multidisciplinary research team charged with supporting bridge inspectors through the use of small autonomous aerial robots.
“The proposed work utilizes small flying robots, coupled with three-dimensional imaging and state-of-the-art modeling, analysis and visualization to develop safe and efficient assessment of structures,” said Akinci, a professor of civil and environmental engineering at CMU and co-director of the Smart Infrastructure Institute (SII), an interdisciplinary research lab at CMU.