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Line Inspection Robot and System

Abstract: 

The present invention relates to a diverter system to allow a line inspection robot to traverse an object. The diverter system includes a first diverter attached to a shield wire, a second diverter attached to the shield wire at a position spaced from the first diverter, and a bridge having a first end connected to the first diverter and a second end connected to the second diverter. The first diverter disengages the robot from the shield wire and onto the bridge and the second diverter disengages the robot from the bridge and onto the shield wire to allow the robot to traverse the object.

Patent Number: 
8,505,461
Date Of Issue: 
08/13/2013
Inventors: 

Andrew John Phillips; Mark Major; Glynn R. Bartlett