What is it?


What is it?

What is it?

  1. A robot that measures electromagnetic interference
  2. A miniature electric vehicle used for testing new battery concepts
  3. A robot that can scale hydroelectric dams

ANSWER:

A

Developed by EPRI, this robot can autonomously navigate the rough terrain of large solar power plants to collect data on electromagnetic interference. Such measurements are necessary because interference radiating from power electronics may violate Federal Communications Commission regulations. EPRI successfully demonstrated the robot’s abilities at a 1-megawatt solar plant.