SWIRL: Surveyor With Intelligent Rotating Lens
Designer: SUTD-MIT International Design Centre (IDC) (Foong Shaohui, Danial Sufiyan Bin Shaiful, Kyi Hla Win, Tan Chee How, Ang Wei Jun, Matthew Ng, Pheh Ying Hong, Luke Soe Thura Win, Low Jun En, Sai-Kit Yeung, Lim Hock Beng.)
SWIRL is a smart, unmanned aerial vehicle platform designed to detect and classify defects in tunnels. Customised and optimised for autonomous operation, it can capture high fidelity images with its 360-degree rotating camera system that supports undistorted imaging of the tunnel‘s inner surface with only one camera. The images taken are combined to create a composite, panoramic-like picture.