Power line inspection with a flying robot

@article{Wang2010PowerLI,
  title={Power line inspection with a flying robot},
  author={Binhai Wang and Xi Chen and Qian Wang and Liang Liu and Hailong Zhang and Bingqiang Li},
  journal={2010 1st International Conference on Applied Robotics for the Power Industry},
  year={2010},
  pages={1-6}
}
Power line inspection is an essential job for the maintenance of electric grids. However, the job is not easy due to wide range of grid distribution. Besides manually inspecting power lines, which is still the main method, helicopters are also used for the inspection from the sky. In the recent years, unmanned flying systems were used for power line inspection in order to reduce the risk. In recent years, some researchers have started to use unmanned helicopters to inspect power lines… CONTINUE READING
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