Monday, July 30, 2012

Drones, Climate Change and Infrastructure Inspection

The world of drones is moving from the military to the infrastructure inspection market.  The electric industry (via the Electric Power Research Institute (EPRI)) is testing remote controlled drones to help it quickly count downed poles, wires, and transformers on streets that are still impassable because of fallen trees.  The Southern Company in Alabama will be the first to try drones.

EPRI is currently testing the quad-rotor Aeryon Scout.

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