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Robotics Meet Alternative Energy

September 1, 2022

Outdoor / Indoor Wireless

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With the fast growth of the alternative energy market worldwide, it is not surprising that the industry is embracing the latest technologies to ensure increased productivity, e­ciency, and safety. The operation’s harsh conditions, hazardous tasks, and remote locations make introducing unmanned systems to inspect, secure, maintain, and repair a smart choice. From renewable energy wind farms to hydroelectric facilities, people probably envision drones flying over these plants for security and inspection purposes. But you must think beyond the aerial drone and understand that there are crawling robots, driving robots, cleaning robots, and even construction robots. All of these Unmanned Ground Vehicles (UGVs) are used today by the renewable energy industry. Further, Unmanned Underwater Vehicles (UUVs) are incorporated into oshore operations. Air, land, and sea autonomous platforms augment the quest for renewable fuel sources. These systems have complex payloads to carry out repetitive, redundant, and often dangerous tasks. These autonomous robots carry high-resolution and infrared cameras, live-stream video, sensors, and more that are expected to communicate dynamically. Additionally, navigation and collision avoidance must be maintained without disruption to keep all robotics moving. 


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