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Webinar: EPRI Utility Inspection and Skydio Drones
From power generation, to transmission, to distribution, the use of drones helps inspectors stay on the ground in safety, only performing risky high-altitude work when absolutely necessary. However, traditional manual drones that rely on magnetometers for navigation still struggle deeply to operate around energized structures.
The Electric Power Research Institute (EPRI), which conducts research, development, and demonstration projects for electricity generation, delivery, and use in collaboration with the electricity sector, has conducted a research project on the use of Skydio autonomous drones to inspect energized structures. Join Skydio’s Colin Romberger, Solutions Engineers for the Utility sector, and Dexter Lewis, Principal Technical Leader at EPRI, for an in depth discussion about the findings.
In this on-demand webinar, we discuss:
The challenges utility drone operators face with today’s manual drone hardware
Why autonomous drones, powered by AI and computer vision, offer significant advantages
EPRI’s research findings using Skydio autonomous drones to inspect energized structures