Robotic drones help map historical objects

Over the past four years, unmanned helicopters with on-board intelligence, or robotic drones, have explored the interiors of monuments such as the coronation hall of the castle in Kroměříž, the churches of St. Moritz in Olomouc, St. Nicholas in Prague and the grotto in Gorzanów, Poland. The group Multirobotic Systems led by doc. Martin Saska has made significant progress in their development during this time: the current ones are able to move autonomously in the interiors of buildings along a predetermined safe route while reacting to unexpected obstacles. This is a globally unique project called Dronument, where the technology records precious historical assets and assists conservationists in their restoration.

A report from the mapping of monuments by drones in Libava in CT Events (from the 47th minute) and in the 90′ CT programme (beginning at one hour and 20 minutes)
Report from the mapping of monuments by drones on Libava on CNN’s Prima CNN (from the 18th minute)
Report from the mapping of monuments by drones in Libava on iDNES.cz
CTK report from the site of the mapping of monuments by drones at Libava on the ceskenoviny.cz website

Responsible person: Helena Houšková