Urban Environmental Sensing With Drones

Urban Environmental Sensing With Drones


Researchers: Biayna Bogosian (PhDc USC), Maider Llaguno-Munitxa (ETH Zurich PhD + Princeton University Postdoc), Prof. Zang Wei (Tongji University CAUP)

This research focuses on spatio-temporal aerial mapping of urban environments, with emphasis on field application of sensors and visualization technologies. This agenda was explored with a group of students with the aimed to introduce them to the theoretical and technical framework of urban environmental mapping, to understand the influence of urban parameters such as, building morphology, vegetation, or topographical variations in urban micro-climates. We utilized the campus of the Tongji University as the case study of our investigations, and operated drones and bicycles equipped with sensors and cameras to document the environment. This video demonstrates the students’ workflows and analysis. The process was documented as a design-fiction narrative.

Teaching assistant: Zhou Yilin, Guo Zhe, Qi Ji | Students: Wu Xiaohan, Li Zixuan, Zhang Tianxiang, Gaoshen, Ji Jiawei, Guo Hanchen, Yanghui, Hanxu, Rong Zhiyi, Yuanliang, Duqiao, Wang Yicong, Dong Xiaoxiao

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