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KU Team Makes Finals in Drones for Good Competition

KU Team Makes Finals in Drones for Good Competition

Published: 17th of February, 2015

Site-Inspection drone designed to help enforce regulations and monitor work.

Khalifa University student Fahad Al Shaibani and alumna Iman Hableel were one of five teams to make the finals of the “Drones for Good” Competition, in the national category. Among its many capabilties, their site-inspection drone can help enforce regulations at labour camps -- from ensuring that employees are taking appointed break times to monitoring hours of operation and building boundaries. The drone also can conduct post-construction inspections thanks to a live internet feed capacity that provides three-dimensional imagery of building sites. 

“We were looking at the municipalities as possible clients because it’s a hard job that’s very time consuming and covering a huge area,” said Mr. Al Shaibani. 

The site-inspection drone is estimated to cost between Dh20,000 and Dh30,000.