Adaptive and Fail-safe Magnetic Gripper with Charging Function for Drones on Power lines

Viet Duong Hoang*, Aljaz Kramberger, Emad Ebeid

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Abstract

Drone grasping on power lines for recharging is challenging since it requires the gripper to be lightweight, carried by a drone, and efficient for a firm grasp. A deep understanding of the power line nature and its magnetic characteristic helps ease such challenges and bring new knowledge to gripper design. In this work, a novel adaptive, lightweight, and fail-safe magnetic gripper with a recharging feature is presented. The gripper exploits the radiated magnetic field of the lines for charging and holding the drone and can easily detach from the line. The gripper design has been validated in the lab and on a quadcopter with a real power line.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication 2023 IEEE/RSJ International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems (IROS)
PublisherIEEE
Publication dateOct 2023
Pages4547-4554
ISBN (Electronic)978-1-6654-9190-7
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Oct 2023
EventIROS 2023 - Detroit, United States
Duration: 1. Oct 20235. Oct 2023

Conference

ConferenceIROS 2023
Country/TerritoryUnited States
CityDetroit
Period01/10/202305/10/2023
SeriesI E E E International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems. Proceedings
ISSN2153-0858

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