A Norwegian start-up company is working on the development of a maritime inspection drone.
The drone has been designed to detect damage and disrepair in the tanks and storage spaces of ships.
According to a report from Government Europa, Scout Drone Inspection, a Trondheim-based firm, is testing the new drone.
It is hoped that the device will be able to carry out inspections autonomously.
The firm’s chief technical officer, Kristian Klausen told the news outlet: “This will provide better and safer collection of data at lower cost. Right now we’re focusing a lot on implementing software and our own electronics. We’re also using 3D printing extensively to adjust the mechanical design.”
“The 3D printing enables us to draw, print and test new models within just a few hours. We’re flying several prototypes here at Faktry and have also started developing our cloud solutions.”