An autonomous, mobile robot designed for intelligent, wind-induced, inspection of overhead powerlines. The system is lightweight, compact, and allows permanent mounting. The robot controls powerline vibration by intelligently moving to vibrational antinodes and harvests waste energy to power its own movement and sensors for power line monitoring and inspection.
Primary Application Area: Energy, Efficiency, Environmental
Technology Development Status: Prototype
Technology Readiness Level: TRL 3
Vetted Programs/Awards: National Science Foundation - Standard Grant
Organization Type: Academic/Gov Lab
Market Keywords: Autonomous, robotics, energy