Robots and lasers help to digitally save island – BBC Click

Peel Island is located off the coast of Queensland in Australia. In 1907 the island was designated as a quarantined hospital for those with leprosy – a so called “Lazaret”.

Hundreds from the mainland were sent there in exile for a life sentence – with over half dying in isolation. Since closing in the late 50s, many of the unique buildings have fallen into disrepair and the majority of buildings are now too dangerous to enter.

Click travelled to the island with a group of scientists that hope to use cutting edge lasers and robots to digitally map the island and preserve it for future generations.

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