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Hangzhou uses robots to inspect power facilities
en.hangzhou.com.cn   2022-09-16 13:27   Source: www.ehangzhou.gov.cn

A robot inspects power facilities at a transformer station in Hangzhou, capital of East China's Zhejiang province, on Sept 14 before the landfall of Typhoon Muifa. [Photo/Hangzhou Daily]

Robots were deployed to perform inspections of 108 transformer substations in Hangzhou, capital of East China's Zhejiang province, on Sept 14 as part of preparations for Typhoon Muifa.

According to Yao Guangyuan, an expert with the State Grid Hangzhou Electric Power Company, the robots eliminate the need for humans to carry out the task, which comes with elevated risks during extreme weather conditions.

A worker at State Grid Hangzhou Electric Power Company operates robots via a remote-control system. [Photo/Hangzhou Daily]

Robots are reliable alternatives to human labor for safety concerns, said Wang Mingfeng, a deputy director for safety technology at State Grid Hangzhou Electric Power Company.

The State Grid Hangzhou Electric Power Company currently has a fleet of 160 robots that can be remotely controlled by operators.

Author:   Editor: Ye Lijiao
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