The robots are coming. What was once science fiction has become reality – and there is every chance we will see more and more of them in coming years.
Drones and robots are already being used in place of humans to inspect power lines, wind turbines, solar panels, and giant boilers. The benefits of these unmanned technologies are clear: They improve work safety and enhance operational efficiency, especially when they replace humans in challenging and dangerous working conditions, such as in inspecting underwater equipment in generation units or transmission lines 50 metres above ground.
Today, drones and robots contribute significantly to maintaining power supply reliability as the inspections they conduct are essential to ensure the condition and integrity of the assets, which are critical for a reliable electricity supply.