Helical Robotics' HR-MP20 wind turbine-inspecting robot
The HR-MP20 on its way up a turbine tower
Currently, wind turbines are inspected for damage in two main ways: someone stands on the ground below them and uses a telescope, or people use rigging systems to actually climb across them. Now, Oregon, Wisconsin-based Helical Robotics is offering an alternative – camera-equipped turbine-climbing robots.
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