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A drone, weighing in at about 3 kilograms (6.6 pounds) is able to capture high-quality photos and video and transmit the data live back to a central information processing area. From there, the Tsuneishi team hopes to oversee operational progress, facility inspections and potentially manage disaster situations.
Tsuneishi's test took place from May 18 - 21 and included the inspection of equipment located on roofs or high places on cranes as well as the survey of disaster areas. Additionally, the drone was used to oversee operational progress of the facilities such as construction and placement of blocks.
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