A robot drone for the wind energy sector

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BIBA in Bremen is researching the use of drones in the wind energy sector. (© WFB)

December 28, 2018: Bremen-based researchers are developing a drone that can autonomously inspect wind turbines. Its USP is its ability to get ‘hands on’. Benjamin Staar and Dimitri Denhof love a challenge. That is the only conclusion you can come to when you consider their InspectionCopter project. The two scientists at the BIBA Bremen Institute for Production and Logistics have set themselves ambitious goals for the next two years. Working with their partners in robotics and 3D printing, they are aiming to develop a robot drone that not only autonomously examines wind turbines for damage, but also performs a lightning protection and drainage test at the same time.

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