Wind turbine blade inspection

For the maintenance of windturbines, it is essential to detect the defects of the blades. Even small defects on these blades reduce the efficiency of the whole turbine. Currently, the blades are inspected by trained people who have to climb up in the wind turbine and inspect them manually. Smart Civil Drones (or Smart Unmanned Aerial Vehicles) can be used to inspect the wind turbine blades.
The goal is to automatically scan the windmill blades and perform image analysis of the defects on the blades using image analysis and data science.