Project Summaries by Phase
This page presents EPRI's active projects grouped by the current project phase (R&D, Development, Testing, Demonstration, and Commercialization).View Projects by Phase
EPRI is conducting research and development in a wide range of areas related to robots. Detailed summaries of individual projects are listed below alphabetically by area.
Transmission Line Projects
A robot is being developed that crawls along and inspects a transmission line non-ceramic insulator (NCI), also called a composite or polymer insulator.
An overhead transmission line inspection robot that is permanently installed on the shield wire is being developed.
This project is investigating the feasibility of utilizing snake robots for transmission line inspection.
Utilities use manned aircraft for fast and slow fly-by patrols, and also conduct walking or driving line patrols, as well as climbing or bucket truck inspections.