Pole climbing robot for connecting distribution lines
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The basis of this project is to create a pole climbing robot which can reduce the risk of an electrician to connect the distribution lines for supplying purposes. Pole climbing robot, nowadays, is a very common and interesting idea to the people. We call it as EPDRO (Electrical Power Distribution Robot). EPDRO will connect the distribution lines according to the directions given to it. In this modern era robots are being developed for various purposes to accomplish many tasks which seem to be too complex and life endangering for humans. Benefits of using robots have been immense in terms of risk-free, speed and efficiency of doing required tasks compared to that of humans. Our goal is to save at least a life where a number of people die from electrical injuries every year. According to a stat, since January 2007 to June 2008, 67 workers died from electrical accidents and 7.5% of these workers died in the distribution line . Focusing on that issue, in our thesis we designed, built and simulated a pole climbing robot that can hook the electric connection. Our robot works on the principle of linear motor and it is partially autonomous. This makes the robot efficient and simpler to handle. With the installation of our project, risk of human injuries and death can be minimized while working in the distribution lines which is the main objective of this paper.