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'[TECH] Robot patrols overhead powerlines'
2010\06\17@153405 by YES NOPE9

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The ladder truck with the little bucket attached is such a familiar  
sight alongside roads with power and telephone lines that it’s hard to  
imagine another way of servicing our nation’s energy grid.

Inspecting the high-wire transmission lines that criss-cross North  
America, however, is a much more expensive task requiring regular  
helicopter flights. Surprisingly, no better solution for identifying  
risk trees has been invented until researchers at the Electric Power  
Research Institute built a line-crawling solar-powered robot that does  
the job with high-definition cameras and other sensors.

Still in testing, the robot may help prevent mishaps like the 2003  
blackout, which was blamed on a poorly-trimmed tree. Unfortunately,  
secondary and rural lines won’t get the same treatment…for now.

2010\06\17@161223 by Vitaliy

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Nice.

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Subject: [TECH] Robot patrols overhead powerlines


The ladder truck with the little bucket attached is such a familiar
sight alongside roads with power and telephone lines that it’s hard to
imagine another way of servicing our nation’s energy grid.

Inspecting the high-wire transmission lines that criss-cross North
America, however, is a much more expensive task requiring regular
helicopter flights. Surprisingly, no better solution for identifying
risk trees has been invented until researchers at the Electric Power
Research Institute built a line-crawling solar-powered robot that does
the job with high-definition cameras and other sensors.

Still in testing, the robot may help prevent mishaps like the 2003
blackout, which was blamed on a poorly-trimmed tree. Unfortunately,
secondary and rural lines won’t get the same treatment…for now.

2010\06\17@161959 by YES NOPE9

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I now include this URL...
http://www.technologyreview.com/energy/25502/page1/

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