Researchers from the Tufts School of Engineering are developing sophisticated new methods for monitoring the condition of bridges and other forms of infrastructure in order to improve the safety and convenience of the assessment process.

Babak Moaveni, an assistant professor of civil and environmental engineering at the Tufts School of Engineering, and Usman Khan, Tufts assistant professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering, are leading the development of the monitoring system, which makes use of flying autonomous robots in tandem with smart sensors to assess the condition…