TIM: Tree Inspection Microdrone
Designer: SUTD-MIT International Design Centre (IDC) & National Parks Board of Singapore (NParks). (Foong Shaohui, Soh Gim Song, Jake Goh Tze Huan, Ang Wei Jun, Lee Jiong Le, Tan Chee How & Ervine Lin Shengwei)
This lightweight and low-risk micro unmanned aerial system platform makes tree inspections safer, more efficient and friendly to both users and the public. Its unique ducted propeller guard design balances its aerodynamic performance while protecting the propellers from tree leaves and debris as the drone moves deep into the canopy.