A climbing robot for autonomous inspection of live power lines
2006 (English)In: Proceedings of ASER2006 3rd International Workshop on Advances in Service Robots, 2006Conference paper (Refereed)
Power line inspection is risky and repetitive, thus replacement by a service robot is desirable. A robot for this task, the line inspection robot (LIR), is described. Previous work has been done and our contribution is to decrease complexity in the mechanics of the robot and to structure the control of the robot through reinforcement learning. Two issues need to be addressed in the creation of the LIR. Firstly, the robot needs to traverse a power line mounted on a conductor and pass obstacles on it. Secondly, the LIR needs to detect faults on the power line without help of human operators.
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IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-21904OAI: oai:DiVA.org:uu-21904DiVA: diva2:49677