In the past few years, we have covered plenty of videos of Boston Dynamics robots in action. Avangrid is one of many companies using these robots for inspection. They are using Spot for visual and thermal inspections at two substations of their Connecticut subsidiary, United Illuminating (UI).
The robot is called Sparky. It has a camera with 30x optical zoom and infrared camera. The idea is to see how “quickly and accurately the robot can detect and read several of the substation’s analog gauges.” The aim is also to test the robot’s ability inspect transformers, circuit breakers and capacitor banks.
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