Using two Kraft force feedback manipulator arms, the Aichi system safely performs
installation, maintenance and repair tasks on energized distribution lines while the lineman
sits comfortably in an insulated cab.
(Photos courtesy of AICHI Corporation).
The PG&E Aerial Integrated Robotics (AIR) platform is equipped with two Kraft Grips force
feedback manipulator arms for distribution line work. As with other electric utility systems
that use Kraft force feedback manipulator technology, the lineman operator is isolated and
protected from high voltage and the prevailing weather.
With the integration of two Kraft force feedback manipulator arms, the Iberdrola robotic
system "ROBTET" is designed to complete remote maintenance and repair work on
distribution networks up to 49kV. Developed in cooperation with COBRA,SA and DISAM
(Polytechnic University of Madrid), a unique aspect of the ROBTET distribution line
system, is that the lineman operator is at ground level.
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