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Infosys helped the overhead conductor manufacturer who needed an innovative way to apply specialized coating to installed overhead power conductors that would extend their life and remove the need for expensive replacement.

Advanced Robotic Systems: using AI to renew the electric grid

Leveraged AI and Automation experience to design and develop two robots that would travel along the overhead conductor, cleaning and then coating it

Controlled remotely via cellular/RF, the robots featured advanced vision and control systems to perform the process, ultimately extending the life of the cable

In-built IoT gateway to communicate with the ground stations for continuous monitoring of the battery, speed of robots, coating level in storage tank, flow volume of coating and other critical parameters remotely.

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Benefits

Intelligent Robotic base approach driven by AI to extend life of overhead conductors and eliminating the need for expensive replacement

Developed Intelligent robots, operated via WIFI/cellular/RF remote communications

Developed Intelligent robots, operated via WIFI/cellular/RF remote communications

Removed need for hazardous human intervention (wiremen)

Removed need for hazardous human intervention (wiremen)

Projected savings of US$8 billion due to reduced transmission losses

Projected savings of US$8 billion due to reduced transmission losses

Projected savings of US$25 billion by removing need for new cables

Projected savings of US$25 billion by removing need for new cables

INSIGHT

Transforming The Power Grid With Autonomous Robots