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Expliner

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Expliner is a robot for inspection of high-voltage power lines. It has special wheels to roll along the lines, and a robotic arm acts as a counterweight for balance. It can inspect live wires up to 500 kilovolts.

Creator
HiBot
Country
Japan πŸ‡―πŸ‡΅
Year
2010
Type
Industrial
Creator
HiBot
Country
Japan πŸ‡―πŸ‡΅
Year
2010
Type
Industrial

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Specs

FEATURES
Capable of overcoming cable spacers, suspension clamps, and other obstacles. Able to acquire 360Β° images of cables and detect defects.
HEIGHT
150 cm | 59.1 in
LENGTH
150 cm | 59.1 in
WIDTH
130 cm | 51.2 in
WEIGHT
95 kg | 209.4 lb
SPEED
1.68 km/h | 1 mph

SENSORS
Arrays of CCD cameras with mirrors, HD camera, infrared camera, proximity sensors, gyro and accelerometer, lasers.
ACTUATORS
Six 200-W brushless DC motors and six 40-W DC motors.
POWER
12-V 40-Ah lead-acid batteries, 8 hours of operation
COMPUTING
10 SH-2 32-bit RISC microcontrollers, one ARM M4 board, and a 8-channel video acquisition board with solid-state drive.
SOFTWARE
Embedded system
DEGREES OF FREEDOM (DOF)
12
MATERIALS
Aluminum and carbon fiber.
COST
N/A
STATUS
Ongoing
HISTORY
N/A
WEBSITE
http://www.hibot.co.jp