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3D-printed inchworm robot inspects power lines


Super Simple 3-D-Printed Robot Can Inspect Power Lines For Cheap

Engineers from the University of California, San Diego have created this largely 3-D-printed V-shaped robot that, when scaled, could cost less than $1,000 each. It’s called the SkySweeper, and it inches its way along a cable sort of like a caterpillar, one arm pulling and then locking, followed by the next arm moving forward and then locking.

 


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