Sunday, 10 July 2016

Events in past few months

Events in past few months

In last three months, lots of exciting things happened in Ireland about drones. Here, I will make a short record for those activities.

Drone Explore Ireland

From April 1st to 3rd, Drone Explore Ireland was holding in Dublin RDS. It was a carnival for drone lover. Different companies brought their most advanced products to the exhibition. Such as UAV platforms, camera, and sensors. Besides some manufacturing companies, aerial service companies also attracted people. Aerial survey, filmmaking, on-site inspection, and rescue are hot topics.

Other than products exhibition, I also enjoyed the drone racing and presentation parts. The officer from IAA (Irish Aviation Authority) made a presentation on new restriction about UAV application and registration in Ireland. Our postdoctoral researcher Jonathan Byrne introduced the current achievements from UCD urban modeling group


My Secondment in Arup

I started my secondment in Arup from April. In the following month, I made a presentation topic on UAV application. Almost 40 people  attended from Dublin branch and others were joined by Skype from other cities.

Aerial Survey for Boland's Mills

Boland's Mill is located on the Grand Canal Dock in Dublin, Ireland on Ringsend Road between the inner basin of Grand Canal Dock and Barrow Street. It is currently undergoing a €150 million reconstruction to become Boland's Quay, accommodating new residences, commercial, retail, and civic spaces. [1, 2]

Before the structures are torn down, UCD urban modelling group cooperated with Arup made an aerial survey to 3D reconstruct the historical building. 


3D Model [3]

[3] Made by Jonathan Byrne from UCD urban modelling group.


Siyuan Chen
School of Civil, Structural and Environmental Engineering
University College Dublin, Ireland

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