Intel is deploying hi-tech drones to help spot parts of the Great Wall of China that have fallen into disrepair.
The chipmaker is sending some Falcon 8+ drones to shoot aerial photos of the famous Jiankou section of the wall, which is known for its steep climbs and scenic views.
Due to its thick vegetation and centuries old materials, the areas has 'naturally weathered' and requires repair -- a process that can be made easier by using drones, Intel said.
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Intel is sending Falcon 8+ drones to shoot aerial photos of the famous Jiankou section of the Great Wall of China, which is known for its steep climbs, thick vegetation and scenic views
Intel, which is partnering with the China Foundation for Cultural Heritage Conservation for the project, will send its Falcon drones to take aerial photos that will then be converted into high-definition images.
Artificial intelligence will create a visual representation of the Great Wall to identify areas that are in need of repair and plan the safest way to restore them.
The project will take place over the next few months.
Intel unveiled its Falcon 8+ drone in 2016, billing it as a professional unmanned aerial vehicle with the ability to handle challenging environments and weather conditions, as well as to produce extremely precise data.
'Using drones, we are able to inspect multiple aspects of the structure including areas that are quite inaccessible,' said Anil Nanduri, vice president and general manager of Intel's drone team, in a statement.
'We continue to be excited about the future of inspections being automated all the way from drone data capture to data processing, analysis and insights'.
Intel unveiled its Falcon 8+ drone (pictured) in 2016, billing it as a professional unmanned aerial vehicle with the ability to handle challenging