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August 18, 2010

Power Line Inspecting Robots by Hydro Quebec and BCTC

at 8:36 am. Filed under Complex Hacks, Cool Gadgets, Crazy Hacks, Electronic Hacks, Insane Equipment


Monitoring power lines can be done by people but it is a time consuming and expensive. It’s a job that needs to be done because of inventions like the Bat Hook Power Tap. Hydro-Qu├ębec Research Institute and BC Transmission Corporation have developed a robot that is capable of inspecting these lines while they are still powered. That’s not a big deal right since the power lines is a perfect platform to hang a robot from and roll along. The hitch comes when the power line is connected to the transmission tower, that is where this robot excels since it can traverse from one section of line to the next!

Via: BotJunkie