21st century technology used to survey historic 17th century remains of ship

The school supplied a state-of-the-art quadcopter to survey the remains of the 324-year-old warship Anne.

The Anne survey team were joined by Professor Robert Stone, director, Human Interface Technologies Team within the school and two of his students Chris Bibb and Vish Shingari.

The technology Bob Stone bought with him was a DJI Phantom 2 Vision known also as a ‘quadcopter’.It has a camera and in built GPS and is remotely controlled with four engines and flies very nimbly like a helicopter. With Wi-Fi technology a cellphone is attached to the flight controller and the camera transmits live feed as it is flying. Read more...

The quadcopter in action:

The quadcoptor in action

View from the quadcopter: